Trump Allegedly Thinks Don Jr. Is Stupid And The Internet Is Hardly Shocked

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer and longtime ‘fixer’, has testified before Congress that Trump thinks his son Donald Trump Jr. is a complete dolt. Understandably, this has elicited quite a reaction from everyone who already had a suspicion the president is none too keen on his firstborn son.

Cohen, who will soon serve a three-year prison sentence for campaign finance violations and other serious offences, has alleged to the House Oversight Committee that Trump once met with his son to discuss a shady meeting with Russian operatives during the presidential campaign.

“What struck me as I looked back and thought about that exchange between Don Jr. and his father was, first, that Mr. Trump had frequently told me and others that his son Don Jr. had the worst judgment of anyone in the world,” Cohen said, in relation to Don Jr.’s alleged organisation of the highly suspect meeting.

This claim has been seized upon by schadenfreude-hungry observers, who see Cohen’s allegation as proof that Don Jr. is not exactly a sharp operator, and that he was only permitted to get close to his famously distant father so he could do dodgy shit on Sr.’s behalf.

Don Jr. also live-tweeted during Cohen’s testimony to deny his claims. Tellingly, he even retweeted a message suggesting Cohen has “no reason to lie or obfuscate at all,” potentially proving Cohen’s point in the process.

It’s hardly the only revelation to come out of the entire ordeal, but to a certain set of cynical observers, it might be the funniest. Also the most tragic. Expect more details along these lines to shake out in the next few days.