In the USA, too, there are currently discussions about easing the corona measures. One of the points of contention: Should schools that have recently been unable to conduct face-to-face classes due to too high numbers of cases return to normal operations?
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of ex-President Donald Trump (74), has now also spoken out. But the 43-year-old caused a stir less with convincing arguments than with the way he appeared in public.
Video makes you frown
For his video message about school openings, Trump Junior posed in front of a wall with pistols and rifles. For him, the right background to discuss educational policy issues.
In the video that he shared on his social media channels, Trump Jr. campaigns for the schools to be opened immediately – and besides President Joe Biden (78), he also attacks the teachers’ union in the United States. They would all only listen to science when it suited them.
This is another reason why Trump Jr.’s appearance is received with a frown by many. Because so far, experts have always recommended the affected areas to be cautious about openings as long as the numbers are not lower and no more people are vaccinated against the corona virus.
New trend among conservatives?
For the wall full of guns in the background it is now hailing heavy criticism for Trump Jr. Some see it as a threat in disguise. Some even fear that the video could conjure up new cases of gun violence in US schools.
However, the ex-president’s son is by no means the first to boast of an arsenal of weapons on the Internet. Showing oneself with rifles and pistols during video recordings is currently a trend among US politicians on the far-right. Just last week, the newly elected Republican MP Lauren Boebert posed in front of a rack full of rifles and submachine guns during an online meeting with other politicians.
Boebert had also been criticized for the questionable display of the weapons. The young politician reacted calmly: “It doesn’t matter what that triggers some viewers or how they interpret it. It is my right to have weapons. ” (cat)
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