As the 2020 election looms, we’re hit with a wave of déjà vu as Trump supporters start trying to convince us that his opponent is actually a pedophile. Remember Pizzagate and Hillary Clinton?
But we didn’t necessarily expect such wild allegations to come from someone directly attached to the campaign, especially the son of the current president.
Yesterday Trump’s eldest son Don Jr took it upon himself to post a meme on Instagram which appeared to accuse presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden of being a sex offender.
It was captioned with three laughing face emojis, and the sentence: “There’s definitely way too many videos of Creepy Joe out there!”
Lots in our story on all that Trump is hurling at Biden—including a wave of F’book ads painting him as senile—and the president’s son is now suggesting the former VP is a pedophile >>https://t.co/Kv570T5tVo  pic.twitter.com/H33RrlOIdV 
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 16, 2020 
As the outrage began pouring in, it seems Trump Jr couldn’t decide whether he wanted to defend this as a “joke” or double down.
In a tweet in two parts, he appeared to imply that the emojis made it clear he wasn’t being serious, but then went on to suggest that his accusations were fair due to allegations of “unwanted touching” Biden has faced.
1. The 3 🤣 emojis in the caption should indicate to anyone with a scintilla of common sense that I’m joking around.
2. If the media doesn’t want people mocking & making jokes about how creepy Joe is, then maybe he should stop the unwanted touching & keep his hands to himself? https://t.co/Jy98aq6yWD  pic.twitter.com/Kcr9jdPSbC 
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 16, 2020 
He then retweeted a number of other tweets which seemed to back his allegation, including this video which people claim shows Biden “fondling” a young girl.
WOW. Do you think this repulsive behavior is acceptable? https://t.co/APiO4jAOmA 
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) May 16, 2020 
There have been no credible allegations of sexual behaviour towards children against Joe Biden, although he has been accused of making some questionable comments about two girls aged 10 (“I bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking”) and 13 (“You’ve got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister”).
It’s worth noting that President Trump, who will be running against Biden for re-election, has been accused of sexual assault by 25 different women.
An anonymous lawsuit which has since been dropped also claimed that Trump sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.
Jon Cooper , who is a fantastic follow on Twitter, then pointed out the obvious. That Donald Trump has a very abnormal relationship with this own daughter Ivanka.
Hey Donny Jr., speaking of pedophilia, what’s up with all those creepy pics of your dad with your little sister? You must have seen how he acted towards Ivanka when she was a young girl. Did you ever say anything? Growing up, you must have known that this behavior is NOT NORMAL. pic.twitter.com/Ay4IGhi09h 
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) May 17, 2020 
And this is 100% true.
Let’s look at how creepy this relationship is, as we have been covering it for years.
Trump once questioned whether it was wrong to be sexually attracted to your own daughter .
It’s one thing to say your daughter is beautiful, but it’s a whole different story when you talk about actually being in a romantic relationship with her. When Trump appeared on talk show The View, he told the hosts, “if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right? My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She's actually always been very voluptuous, it’s OK to describe her as a piece of ass. If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.”
– Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/vmnvft5H4l 
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) July 23, 2019 
Trump once was a little too comfortable with Howard Stern during one of his radio interviews. When the topic turned to Ivanka’s beauty, things got a little weird. Most fathers would be offended by questions about their daughter’s body, but Trump seems to welcome them. At one point in the interview, Stern asked if it was OK to call Ivanka a “piece of ass ,” and Trump quickly agreed.
Another disturbing fact is that Trump often refers to his daughter as “hot.” In a New York Times article , it was reported that during the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, when Ivanka was just 16 years old, Trump turned to the woman who was Miss Universe at the time, Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee, and said, “don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?”
This is something you might hear coming from your partner, not your father. It is expected that fathers are supposed to love and protect their daughters, not ogle them.
During an interview with talk show host Wendy Williams, Trump was asked what favorite thing he and Ivanka have in common. Ivanka responded that they have business and golf in common. However, Trump didn’t take long to turn an innocent question into something highly inappropriate. He responded by saying the one favorite thing he and Ivanka have in common is sex.
If you thought it was shocking that the president said he would date his daughter, you’ll be even more shocked to hear he’s alluded to wanting to much more than just date Ivanka. In an interview with Rolling Stone , Trump continues to make inappropriate comments about his daughter. He is quoted as saying, “yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father … ”
No matter what the topic is, somehow Trump manages to veer the conversation toward his daughter’s looks and how much he enjoys her beauty. Ivanka’s appearance seems to always be top of mind for President Trump. During his interview with the hosts of The View and during interviews with Howard Stern, Trump often mentions how much he likes Ivanka’s figure .
So here’s some advice for Don Jr. Be careful who you accuse of liking children.