Trump’s worthless progeny have run into some inconvenient media peasants during the last 24 hours. First, Ivanka got snippy with a Cosmo interviewer when asked about details of the circa-1960s maternity leave plan and NannyBucks proposal she and her slimy father rolled out a couple of days ago:
Donald Trump’s famously composed eldest daughter, Ivanka, accused a Cosmopolitan reporter of going “negative” and trying to “editorialize” by asking for specifics on her father’s newly announced maternity leave policy before abruptly ending a Wednesday phone interview…
Trump became testier when asked what made her father evolve on the issue of maternity leave, given that he said in a 2004 NBC interview that pregnancy was an “inconvenience for employers.”
“I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues,” Trump replied, criticizing Gupta for making a “comment like that” and arguing that her father has employed women at all levels of his company for “decades.”
Gupta said she didn’t mean to ask “negative” questions, but argued it was “relevant” to ask questions about past statements made by presidential candidates.
“You said he made those comments. I don’t know that he said those comments,” Trump said.
Gupta clarified that she was quoting directly from the NBC interview.
Trump reiterated that her father should be “celebrated” for his “really incredibly plan” before saying she had to “jump off” the phone.
She probably really did expect her creepy sexist father to be celebrated. What an unpleasant surprise.
Next, Trump Jr. let slip the real reason his scumbag father won’t release his tax returns: because then people would be able to see what’s in them:
Donald Trump Jr. said that one reason his father has yet to release his tax returns, in a break from four decades of precedent for presidential candidates, was that the complicated documents would provoke too many questions.
“He’s got a 12,000-page tax return that would create … financial auditors out of every person in the country asking questions that would detract from [his father’s] main message,” Trump Jr. said in a Wednesday interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
I think it’s time for Democrats to just assert the worst assumptions about what’s in Trump’s tax returns as if they were factual and put the onus on Trump to prove otherwise:
“How can a man like Donald Trump, who uses loopholes to pay no taxes, propose another huge tax cut to benefit rich freeloaders like himself?”
“Why does Trump keep lying about giving tens of millions to charity?”
“If Trump is such a savvy businessman, why is he in hock up to his eyeballs to Russian oligarchs and mobsters?”
Etc. Later, Trump Jr. (or an aide) stole a page from his sister’s playbook and fled an interview that wasn’t going his way:
An aide abruptly shut down a local TV reporter’s Thursday interview with Donald Trump Jr. when the real estate scion was asked about a six-foot-tall portrait of his father reportedly bought with money from the family’s charitable foundation.
“You’re a director of the Trump Foundation charity,” a reporter from Pittsburgh TV station WTAE asked in video flagged by BuzzFeed News. “Did you sign off on charity money for a portrait?”
“No, I don’t know anything about that,” Trump Jr. replied.
“So how come you didn’t know about it?” the reporter pressed.
“All right, that’s it,” a person off-camera interrupted, speaking over Trump Jr. “We have to move on. We have to move on to the next one.”
“I’m not worried—I’m not involved in it,” Trump Jr. added.
“I’m not worried”? Hmm. That sounds like a tell — kinda like “believe me.”
What a trio of despicable, entitled brats Ivanka, Uday and Qusay are. Mitt’s five Mittlets were kind of annoying and comical, but these Trump people are scum. Please FSM, let us be rid of the whole vile bunch forever come November 9.
ETA: By popular demand, here’s an account of another unbelievable comment by Trump Jr. today:
“The media has been her number one surrogate in this,” the younger Trump told radio host Chris Stigall on 1210 WPHT radio in Philadelphia. “Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every in-discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing.
“If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Lie down with neo-Nazis, wake up with Holocaust jokes and white nationalist memes, I guess. 54 more days.