When it comes to making outrageous comments, Donald Trump Jr. might be nearly as accomplished as his father.
CNN has unearthed audio of Trump Jr. making some eyebrow-raising remarks on the “Opie & Anthony” radio show back in 2012, including a joke about the shooting massacre at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on the day it happened.
After a tape was played of a witness describing the shooting in a crowded theater playing “The Dark Knight Rises,” the son of GOP nominee Donald J. Trump declared, “Overall I give the movie two thumbs up.”
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Earlier that year on “Opie and Anthony,” Trump Jr. complained that political correctness had made it socially unacceptable to crack “fat jokes.” When one of the hosts noted that obesity was now considered a medical problem, Trump Jr. scoffed, “Everything’s a disease.”
Criticizing President Obama is also difficult, he said, because “that makes you a racist.”
And Trump Jr., like his father, was also not happy with the appearance of some of the people involved in beauty pageants. He complained that all the mothers on the reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras” were “fat” and “ugly.”
Earlier this year, the younger Trump got into hot water for cracking a Holocaust joke and comparing Syrian refugees to candy “that would kill you.”
Trump Jr., now 38, seems to come naturally by his talent for blurting outrageous remarks into nearby microphones.
His father’s presidential campaign was sent reeling earlier this month by the leak of a 2005 videotape in which the elder Trump bragged about grabbing women by their private parts. And during his campaign, he has openly attacked Mexican immigrants, military families, GOP rivals and of course his Democratic White House challenger, Hillary Clinton.