Oh, the heavy burden of carrying a legendary name.
When it comes to Juniors with famous monikers, a Kennedy is currently running neck and neck with a Trump for the title as a world-class looney toon and embarrassment to a family.
Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Sometimes it falls and rolls into an entirely different grove. And if that original tree bears nothing but bad apples, what can you expect when they turn out rotten?
Rotten to the core, Donald Trump Jr. never fails to disappoint, an eternal source of cringeworthy stupidity.
Circulating online this past weekend was Don Jr.’s bizarro video commenting on President Biden where Jr. appeared clownish, sloppy, slurring his words. His crazytown rant against Biden: “Joe Biden is what stands between us and nuclear-capable China” sounded even more deranged and coked-up than normal.
That’s saying a lot. Is he feeling the mounting pressure or just freefalling after freebasing?
Even if this sour apple did not fall far from the rotting tree he came from, Don Jr. has never been the apple of his father’s eye. Even before Jr. was born, Trump Sr. tried to distance himself from this as yet born buffoon. Famously he said he didn’t want to name Don Jr after himself asking “What if he’s a loser?”
But since all of Trump’s progeny are in fact losers, Don Jr.’s idiocy is in keeping with the family brand.
The same can’t be said for Robert Kennedy Junior.
The Kennedy brand was gold. This bruised apple rolled far from the fertile orchard he was born into.
The namesake son of an iconic liberal senator and presidential candidate, and nephew of a President of the united states, this Jr. continually embarrasses himself with far-fetched conspiracy theories and doubting science, tarnishing that hallowed name with his own brand of delusional anti vaxxer rants.
This past Sunday at a “Defeat the Mandates” rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, Bobby Jr. suggested that Ann Frank had a better shot escaping Nazis than folks do under COVID mandates today likening vaccine policies in the U.S. to the actions of a totalitarian state
RFK Jr. said that in the future “none of us can run and none of us can hide” because of Bill Gates’ satellites and also 5G, unlike… the Holocaust. “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did.”
Bobby Jr. may radiate Kennedy confidence and share his father’s toothy grin but any resemblance stops there. Trying to follow in his father’s noble and just footsteps, RFK Jr. has continually fumbled.
His anti vaxxing misinformation message is so off-brand.
While the Kennedys have maintained a liberal to progressive brand over the years, Jr. shares common cause with such unhinged extremists and anti-democratic figure as Alex Jones. The famous anti-vaxxer is not only harming the underprivileged people his father championed, he is also harming his family legacy with his dangerous misinformation.