Donald Trump Jr. has been criticized for calling Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) a “vegetable” in his speech at the Conservative Party Political Action Conference on Friday.
Trump Jr. has often managed to outmaneuver his father when it comes to making fun of his political opponents, when he lashed out at politically correct speech, including criticizing him for saying the same thing about Fetterman on a podcast last month. , made his latest accusations.
Fetterman checked into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Feb. 15 for treatment for clinical depression. That came about nine months after suffering a major stroke that caused auditory processing problems he’s trying to recover from during the 2022 primary campaign.
At CPAC on Friday, Trump Jr. said:
“When I said it was strange that Pennsylvania could pick vegetables, they criticized me for being a competent person. I didn’t know what it was.” But there is always “ist”. It doesn’t matter what you are talking about. Apparently a disabled person is someone who discriminates against people with disabilities. ”
“I said: ‘Well, I’m not discriminating against anyone… I want John Fetterman to have a good paid job. Maybe he’s like a grocery store bagman.’ But, for example, is it unreasonable for me, as a citizen of the United States, to expect a United States Senator to have basic cognitive functions?”
Some have questioned the wisdom of Fetterman’s decision to continue the campaign even after suffering a major stroke, but his doctors and staff have consistently maintained that Fetterman has not lost any “cognitive function.” I am claiming that
Trump Jr. is the eldest son of former President Donald J. Trump.
On the political stage of the country, predictably, his remarks drew swift and forceful condemnation, even from conservative publications like The National Review.
On Friday’s website, commentator Wesley Smith called Trump Jr.’s comments “cruel,” adding:
“Yes, I know Trump Jr.’s allegation was that Fetterman may not be capable of doing the job of a U.S. Senator. It’s similar to hiding previous episodes of depression inside.
“But the issue can be discussed very thoroughly without denigrating someone with a mental problem or disrespecting someone with cognitive impairment… Grocery The store’ snidery did. we are all equal. The people with special needs who bag our groceries have more decency than Trump Jr. ”
Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. of Fetterman, Pennsylvania, tweeted the following response on Saturday.
“Like millions of Americans, @JohnFetterman is grappling with stroke recovery and mental health issues. I am proud to call him a friend and my partner in the Senate.” Donald Trump Jr.’s disgusting attacks say more about him than about John Fetterman.”
What made Trump’s remarks stand out was that most politicians from both parties praised Fetterman for having the courage to ask for help and publicly wished him well in his treatment. That’s it.
The CPAC, the world’s largest and most influential gathering of conservatives, wrapped up former President Trump’s speech at the closing ceremony Saturday at the convention center near Washington, DC.
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