As tributes poured in from around the world in memory of cinematographer Halyana Hutchins — who was shot accidentally with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin — Donald Trump Jr. gleefully took to Instagram to ridicule the actor.
The 43-year-old, who has five children, began sharing the post nearly 24 hours after Thursday’s tragic film set incident in New Mexico, where Mr Baldwin and Ms Hutchins were filming a low-budget western. War outside Santa Fe.
On Friday, Mr Trump posted a photo of the actor – who famously played his father, 45. cheated onth President, on Saturday Night Live – which was captioned: ‘Watch that when an anti gun nut kills more people with a gun than your extensive firearms collection…’
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother, Eric, are known for their love of hunting and have previously been criticized by animal rights and conservation activists. Mr Baldwin is a vocal supporter of Democratic and left-wing causes.
On Saturday, Mr Trump posted a photo of Mr Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, with a crude caption mocking past controversy about their language skills and heritage.
It wasn’t even the main focus, though, as Mr Trump wrote: “Why people who hate guns so much have no problem taking advantage of them.”
Around the same time, he posted another meme on Instagram Stories of a trigger-happy cartoon character, in addition to reposting from the account of Dakota Meyer — the former Marine and oldest daughter of Bristol Palin’s ex-husband, Sarah Palin. The pair are parents to two children, having conceived for the first time before their marriage and while working for a non-profit organization promoting abstinence-only education in Bristol.
In Dakota Meyer’s meme shared by Trump, the Medal of Honor winner posts a photo of Mr Baldwin and writes: “I wonder if he’ll play himself in an SNL skit……. The living make is made (sic) jokes at the expense of other people.
“The saddest part is that this woman’s life has been taken by someone who will never be held accountable.”
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