Donald Trump Jr. says something called “Tourette’s of the thumbs” runs in the family.
According to The Washington Times, Don Jr. said in an interview Sunday that he inherited from his father, President Donald Trump, an affinity for “aggressive” — and excessive — Twitter posts.
Don Jr. spills the beans
According to the Times, Trump Jr.’s revelation came during an interview with Axios on HBO, where he was asked whether his father has ever asked him to “cool it on Twitter.”
“I have [gotten] that phone call before,” Don Jr. replied. “I’m picking up the phone, ‘This is the White House operator.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, boy, what did I do now?'”
That’s when his father would get on the line to do a little long-distance parenting.
“You’re getting a little too aggressive, you know,” the president would reportedly tell his son.
He got it from his father
At this point, Trump Jr. admitted that he would get a little perplexed. After all, both he and his father seem to have similar approaches when it comes to Twitter posts.
After his dad would tell him to tone it down, Trump Jr. said that he would tell the president, “I learned it by watching you.”
“And then about two hours later, I see [President Trump] basically doing the same,” Trump Jr. told Axios, according to the Times. “I’m like, he wasn’t mad at my tweet. He just wanted the material. He was mad I beat him to the punch. I’m saying he’s stealing my material.”
Both the president and his son are no strangers to criticism for their tweets, but now we know that one of Don Jr.’s critics is the president himself. The good news is that neither individual has shown any signs of letting up — nor should they.
Take a look at a clip from Don Jr.’s interview for yourself here:
— Axios (@axios) March 8, 2020