Poor Don Jr. He can't seem to do anything right, including getting his dad to love him. His latest tweet, shared on the anniversary of the presidential election, shows off the "thank you note" he got from daddy-o after his victory, and man it is harsh. It proves that not even dressing up in a skin-tight American flag costume with a rubber Trump mask was enough for Daddy Donnie. At least this time Don Jr. got the day right, eh? Because last time he tried to tweet about election stuff, he did not. Searching high and low for a silver lining here, folks.
It's a pretty well-known fact that Donald Trump had a fraught relationship with his father, Fred. So it's only natural that his own daddy issues would trickle down to his eldest son, Donald Jr.
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And we all know how much Donald Trump loves it when things trickle down.
When Donald Trump Jr. shared the thank you note his father sent him after the election, it dredged up those barely-hidden daddy issues, and guys, it’s bad.
Here's the heartfelt gesture of love and appreciation Donald Trump felt was appropriate to give to his first-born son on the day he won the election to the highest office in the land:
“Don Jr. Great job! Thanks, Dad”
Oof. Hits ya right in the heart that you definitely have and that Donald Trump definitely doesn’t have.
The Internet immediately...actually felt kind of bad for Don Jr.
The callous cold note that took minimal effort and zero thought actually sort of explains the sociopathy that plagues every member of the Trump family. It would be so much sadder if they didn’t use their power and influence to destroy everything around them.
TV writer Jess Dweck put it bluntly:
While there’s no confirmation that Don Jr. had to ask his dad for note, that might somehow be less sad than if Trump consciously decided this was the token of thanks he’d give to his son who tirelessly pushed his lies out into the world for months and months leading up to the election.
If we're being honest, this note is so painfully generic that we wouldn't be surprised if Tiffany also had one...and Trump hates Tiffany.
The fact that this super sad note from his dad is Don Jr.’s favorite piece of campaign memorabilia means it must be slim pickings at Trump HQ.
In other hilarious responses to this tweet, people shared their favorite campaign memorabilia…