Donald Trump Jr. thought he’d found the absolute best way to “own the libs,” which is something he constantly tries (and fails) to accomplish since he’s basically just counting the days until an indictment with his name on it is handed down.
Junior saw a tweet online in which someone equated COVID-19 vaccine cards with having to show photo ID to vote, even though the two couldn’t possibly be more different:
The simple fact is that you do need an ID card to vote in many states, including the state of Georgia, which just passed some of the most restrictive voter suppressions laws in the country. If voter ID works so great, why did legislators in the Peach State make it even tougher to vote? Simple: They don’t want everyone to vote, especially people of color.
Don Jr. ran across the vaccine card/voter ID tweet and immediately added his one cent worth. (One cent instead of two because Junior repeatedly proves he’s not exactly operating with a full cranium.)
Here’s the problem with Don Jr’s deeply flawed right-wing “logic” as it were: A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that a mere 35% of Republicans in counties Trump won in 2020 have been vaccinated for COVID-19. And a poll from the Associated Press reports that half of Republicans say they will never ever get a coronavirus vaccine.
So, if needing a vaccine card is suddenly necessary to cast a ballot (as Junior suggested), then 50 to 65% of the GOP won’t be allowed to vote.
To quote Homer Simpson: D’oh!
When that fact was pointed out to Don Jr., he quickly began walking back his suggestion, saying it had just be a big joke:
Uh-huh. Sure thing, Traitor Tot. No one believes your bullshit. And they couldn’t wait to congratulate you on your spectacular self-own:
As one person pointed out in a response to Don Jr.: Carrying a vaccine card “solves a problem” while voter ID doesn’t solve anything other than suppressing the vote.
Free advice to Donald Trump Jr.: Enjoy Twitter while you can because you won’t be able to from prison.