In a tweet posted after the Alexandria attack on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. slammed the liberal elite for glorifying violence against Republicans in general — and against his father in particular.
The tweet came after House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was left in critical condition and several others were wounded by an attacker during baseball practice. According to The Daily Caller, the gunman was pronounced dead at George Washington Medical Center later in the morning after being taken down by police and security.
Trump Jr’s posting was a retweet of conservative pundit Harlan Z. Hill, which referenced a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in which the titular ruler is meant to represent President Trump (and is stabbed to death on stage). Hill felt that the outrage over the production was muted by the media, which had pretended to be confused about why Trump supporters were angry:
Trump Jr. had previously tweeted about the play, asking “I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?”