Don Jr. calls John Fetterman a “vegetable” and suggests he should be a “bag man in a grocery store” instead of a senator while hospitalized for depression: claims Democrats knew he was “unfit for office” – but had a ‘radical’
- The former president’s son falsely stated that the Pennsylvania Democrat lacks “basic cognitive function” in a speech at CPAC just outside Washington, D.C.
- “They criticize me as competent,” Trump’s oldest son replied. ‘I didn’t know what that was’
- Fetterman checked himself in with Walter Reed on February 16 after an on-and-off battle with depression
Donald Trump Jr. denounced John Fetterman as a “vegetable” better employed as a grocery store than as a senator.
The former president’s son said the Pennsylvania Democrat lacks “basic cognitive function” in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, as Fetterman recovers from depression at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
“I’m the one who’s willing to say things like this because someone has to because it’s insane. What’s actually going on, right?’ Trump titillated the public. “When I said, I don’t know, it’s kind of weird that Pennsylvania managed to pick a vegetable.”
“They criticize me as competent,” Trump continued. “I didn’t know what that was.”
Fetterman reported to the hospital on February 16 after an on-and-off battle with depression. The former lieutenant governor suffered a stroke on May 13 while on campaign.
“I would like John Fetterman to have a well-paid job,” Trump said. “Maybe he could be some kind of pickpocket in a grocery store, or, but is it reasonable for me to expect that as a citizen of the United States of America you have basic cognitive function?”
donald trump jr. denounced John Fetterman as a “vegetable” better employed as a grocery store than a U.S. Senator
“He is clearly unfit for office,” Trump said. “This guy had these problems and they ran him anyway because they want a radical extremist who wants to release killers.”
“We have to go vote with our wallets,” Trump said, before plugging in two of his personal business ventures: news service MxM News and online conservative marketplace Public Square.
Fetterman’s office said Monday that the senator keeps track of the hospital’s official business.
“He visits staff and family daily, and his staff keeps him updated on Senate affairs and news,” Fetterman’s communications director, Joe Calvello, said in the statement.
Calvello said Fetterman’s team is “going full steam ahead,” but underlined that the senator’s reinstatement would be a “week-long process.”
Trump began his speech with a Willy Wonka-esque stunt telling the conservatives in the crowd to look under their seats and see if they won a “golden ticket” to his father’s private event the following night after the elder Trump’s speech to the conference.
The half-full crowd began to scramble to search under the empty seats around them for a ticket.
The former president’s son said the Pennsylvania Democrat lacks “basic cognitive function” in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday as Fetterman recovers from depression in the hospital
“They criticize me as competent,” Trump continued. ‘I didn’t know what that was’
He ended his speech with his pitch to put his father back in the White House in the next election.
“We need a president who isn’t owned by other people, right? There’s a reason the billionaire class — even the conservative billionaire news class — wants someone other than Trump,” he continued.
“It’s because they want someone who needs them to take their call,” Trump said in an apparent joke to Fox Corps’ Rupert Murdoch, who recently told a court that he wished his hosts had been more forceful in addressing the issue. denouncing Trump’s 2020 election fraud claims.
“I want the guy who doesn’t have to take that call, that’s not entirely beholden to them,” he said. “Certainly not my father.”
Trump continued, “You know, there’s a lot of the billionaire class, even on the Republican side, it’s like, yeah, we’re really hard on China, but don’t be so hard.”