In what may well go down in history as one of the most vapid and moronic statements ever made by a human being, Donald Trump Jr. claimed Sunday during an appearance on Fox News that the reason a draft opinion of a Supreme Court ruling was leaked to Politico this week is because Elon Musk is buying Twitter.
Good luck trying to figure out that sort of convoluted logic.
Don Jr. was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures,” where he told host Maria Bartiromo:
He then added:
“They had all of social media, again, until you came up with Truth Social and then Elon Musk said, ‘Hey, how about some free speech on Twitter as well?’ Oh my God! You know, the outrage and the panic. And you see it.
“And that’s why you see the leak about the Supreme Court. They need something and they have nothing to motivate their people.”
What?! What in the hell does all that even mean? Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter, so that led to Justice Samuel Alito writing an opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade? And then a liberal leaked the opinion to “motivate” Democratic voters?
A conservative could just as easily have been the leaker, as Jonathan Chait of New York magazine pointed out earlier this week when he appeared on MSNBC:
“I want to be clear that I have no idea who leaked this and it definitely could have come from the left. but I wrote this because so much of the commentary from the right simply assumed that the leaks that come from the left and ignored the fact that we have a smaller leak three days before from the Wall Street Journal that had the same effect they’re decrying, which is to put public pressure on the justices to rule in a certain way. That is the reason why they say this leak is so dangerous, because it subjects the justices to this kind of lobbying and that is exactly why the Wall Street Journal was leaked this early version, and they really had the inside scoop on the breakdown inside of the court.”
It has long been suggested that Donald Trump Jr. may have a substance abuse problem. Based on what he said earlier today, he’s either on drugs or even dumber than we thought.