The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, has only been going on since Wednesday but already it’s offered up a smorgasbord of idiotic moments, insane claims, and sweaty bigots just begging to be turned into memes.
The latest oily moron to make headlines at the event is none other than Donald Trump Jr. who couldn’t resist making a nonsensical #MeToo joke when in conversation with Jerry Falwell, Jr., the son of yet another famous assh*le.
The gathered nincompoops were trading wise words like “God makes the choice what the babies are gonna be” when Falwell Jr. interjected “Hey you don’t have to raise em as a girl, she’s got a little baby doll right under her arm every second. My boys always had guns in their hands, so we didn’t…” which prompted a grinning Don Jr. to interject “Hashtag MeToo!” while grinning like an idiot.
Immediately after making his little joke Don Jr. looks over at the other panelists for their approval, like he probably did with great longing at his father throughout his entire childhood and 20s.
That shot of Don Jr looking around for approval after his zinger is brutal— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 1, 2019
The joke frankly didn’t make much sense. On the one hand he’s presumably saying “oh yeah, me too, I love guns” but he also wants to cram in some dismissive reference to the progressive hashtag designed to raise awareness about sexual assault so he just sort of forces it in there and hopes incorrectly using a hashtag counts as a joke with this crew.
Don Jr immediately looking at the other people on the panel to see if his joke made any sense is gold— bensch (@quinaryquota) March 1, 2019
I think he was looking around because that is about as clever as he can get and he wanted to revel in how impressive he was toward others.— Saoirse Like Inaoirse (@HeadAsploding) March 1, 2019
Being an obnoxious frat bro trying to look cool is a bad look in general, but it's especially pathetic when you're middle-aged.
Follow Kimberly guilfoyle’s reaction after Don Jr makes an odd MeToo joke pic.twitter.com/gz4qITUiSI— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 1, 2019
As if this moment wasn’t enough Falwell Jr. continued on by making a bizarre statement about AOC, saying “just let Alexandria Cortez show up and try to take my cows away” before trailing off.
Consider the cow-talk came right after the gun talk the implications are fairly dark. Then again Falwell Jr. is by all appearances an idiot and, from the way he was slurring his words, may or may not have been drunk while addressing the nation’s brightest conservative minds.
Has there ever been a funny conversative? I can’t think of any. Their attempts at humor makes dad jokes look sophisticated.— JLammey (@lammey_jen) March 1, 2019
h/t: The Daily Beast