Despite the fact that his family owns a Trump Tower in downtown Chicago — which is a staple of the skyline waterfront along the Chicago River — Donald Trump Jr. claims supporting President Trump in the city is a safety risk for MAGA fans.
During an interview with “Fox and Friends” Monday, the President’s son went on a baffling rant about his conspiracy theory that social media and tech companies are out to get conservatives, which culminated with him making a tasteless joke about gun violence in Chicago, a city plagued by gun-related homicides.
“I put out a tweet sort of sarcastically hitting some of the Jussie Smollett thing, which was like, ‘Man I’m really shocked that people in downtown Chicago on the coldest night of the year weren’t actually there wearing MAGA hats,'” he said. “Because you know, if you wore a MAGA hat in downtown Chicago, you probably wouldn’t last too long. Okay? About two seconds until you get shot.”
Don Jr. thinks there's no Trump supporters in downtown Chicago pic.twitter.com/9uKGh69D4w
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