Donald Trump Jr insinuated Tuesday that an election-day anecdote from Joe Biden was an example of “elder abuse.”
The president’s oldest child posted on Twitter: “Please make it stop. … This is Elder abuse.”
Throughout the afternoon, Junior tweeted or retweeted dozens of times His tweets ranged from quoting his brother Eric and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley to actor/model Antonio Sabato Jr., an avid supporter of Trump’s father.
The Joe Biden clip was an interview the Democratic nominee had with reporters as he made several stops before the polls closed. Tom Elliott, the person who initially tweeted the clip, paraphrased Biden and left out significant chunks of the interview.
Joe Biden Was on a Good Luck Nostalgia Tour on Election Day
For context, Biden spent portions of Tuesday on a personal nostalgia tour. Firstly, he visited his hometown, Scranton, Pa. He also stopped by his family’s burial plot in Wilmington, Del. That’s where his son, Beau Biden, is buried.
Biden even visited the community pool where he worked as a lifeguard. That was the discussion in the video clip Trump Jr mocked as “elder abuse.”
Further, Biden often tells this anecdote. He was 19 years old when he took a job working as a lifeguard at a pool in a Black neighborhood.
On Tuesday, Biden told reporters: “The leadership of the community from here, from Riverside all the way up to places run on the east side was overwhelmingly African-American… The Black church was the heart and soul of the entire movement for people here.
“When I started off as a kid getting involved, I had a job with a nice country club kind of pool as a lifeguard. I wanted to work on the east side because I knew, I played ball with a lot of great Black athletes but, you know, I didn’t know them. I mean, we knew each other, they were friends, but I didn’t know them, and it was a great education.
“It was like the Green Mile, you know. Have you seen the movie?
“You began to, when you realize that the people I’d known for a long time, that … they lived in the middle of a city and a county that was white and they didn’t know anybody. I mean, they knew, but they didn’t know anybody, and it was a real education for me.
“I’m not being melodramatic. I mean, it really was.”