The entire Trump family is an embarrassment on the world stage. Of course, there are the many scandals that keep coming out of the White House, and then there are the daily blunders that happen any time any of them travel overseas.
The latest happens to come courtesy of Trump’s mini-me, Donald Trump Jr. While on a recent trip to India, the little Trump was busy selling what amounts to about a billion dollars worth of high-end condominiums.
After all, with those folks, it’s always all about the money, right? However, that’s not nearly the worst of it. The tone-deaf Trump Jr. decided to try and pay the people of India a compliment as he helps other privileged rich people like himself live in the lap of luxury and instead wound up insulting them. When speaking of the people he met on his travels, Jr. said:
I think there is something about the spirit of the Indian people that is unique here to other parts of the emerging world.”
“You go through a town, and I don’t mean to be glib about it, but you can see the poorest of the poor and there is still a smile on a face, you say hello — it is a different spirit than that which you see in other parts of the world where people walk around so solemn, and I think there is something unique about that,”
He then dug the hole even deeper, acting like poor people smiling is something to be astounded at, in addition to indirectly saying that India is, as his father would say, one of the “shithole countries”:
That doesn’t exist elsewhere, and it always struck me as — I know some of the most successful businessmen in the world, and some of them are the most miserable people in the world also, right? And there’s that spirit that really shines through, and I think that speaks to the future potential of what this country could do, because that to me is everything, and it’s always been amazing to see, because I couldn’t even understand it until you keep coming back and it’s there and it’s not a show.”
All of this happened on live television, during an event aired the Indian affiliate of CNBC. Here is a video of some of those comments:
"You go through a town…. you can see the poorest of the poor and there's still a smile on their face."
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India on a week-long visit to help attract buyers for his family's luxury apartments. pic.twitter.com/wPHyBQpwi7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2018
So, in other words, Trump Jr. thinks that poor people shouldn’t be able to smile and that there must be something extra special about them if they do. I swear, these people can’t do anything right. They can’t help themselves. The Republican Party is, of course, offering radio silence on this, as they always do with the Trump family’s many horrific acts. Oh America, don’t EVER let this despicable family represent us again.
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