Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday used a recent scandal involving leaked Hunter Biden text messages, which show President Joe Biden’s son using the N-word, to slam media bias against conservatives.
The messages: Texts taken from Biden’s abandoned laptop and first reported by the Daily Mail reveal the former Burisma executive’s often crude conversations with attorney George Mesires.
- In several messages, Biden refers to Mesires, who is white, as “n—a.”
- At one point during the exchange, the president’s son references the size of his anatomy and tells Mesires: “I only love you because you’re black.”
- A meme kept on Biden’s laptop features a photo of his father and President Barack Obama embracing, along with the text: “Joe: You my n***a, Barack.”
The reaction: Donald Trump Jr., replying to a Nov. 2020 tweet from CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, implied he and his siblings would have been skewered by the media had they been found guilty of “dropping the n-word.”
The optics: Just days before his son’s controversial texts surfaced, the elder Biden addressed 2021 graduates in a pre-taped speech and declared systemic racism the “greatest crisis of our time.”
- Shortly after the publication of the Daily Mail’s report on Hunter Biden’s texts on Tuesday, “#RacistHunter” began trending on Twitter.