Donald Trump Jr. may not know this, but he’s far from being the cool dude he believes himself to be. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the president’s son ended up getting a taste of his own medicine when his attempt at ridiculing former President Barack Obama completely bombed.
Trump Jr. is preparing to celebrate his 40th birthday on Dec. 31, and he uploaded an image to his Instagram account featuring him, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and a birthday “cake” with a very poorly designed image of Obama on it. The problem is: That thing was anything but a cake.
With friends like these... some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake. And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted. ?????????????? #tx #texas #birthday #tedcruz #obama #cake
Instead, social media users noted, what Trump Jr. was seen holding resembled a large cookie with a very bad copy of Obama’s 2008 campaign poster drawn in icing, not a “cake.”
After the post went live, users started to comment en masse, tearing the president’s son apart for his obsession with Obama.
One of the users who shared his two cents even told Trump Jr. to enjoy freedom while it lasts since “you, Daddy [and] Jared won’t get treats like that in prison.”
Others accused Trump Jr. of being classless, telling him to get a lesson “on how to act” from the former president.
“You could have put your cartoon version on the cookie of Beavis [and] Butthead. A portrait of you and your brother,” the user added.
Others went straight to the point: “Too bad money can’t buy you class.”
But perhaps the most cruel rebuttal of the post came from the owner of the French eatery where the photo was taken.
On Le Bilboquet’s Instagram account, the owner wrote that while his business hosted Trump Jr. and Cruz for a birthday party, the giant cookie (not a cake) was brought by the president’s son and not purchased by the bakery.
“Let me be clear, I share your indignation without any reservation,” Stephan Courseau wrote.
“We at Le Bilboquet feel betrayed and sad,” he said. “Restaurant business is about creating a hospitable environment for all, a non-partisan, non-politicized, nondiscriminatory and respectful environment. The fact that guests decided to use our restaurant as a platform to promote, disrespect, and spread hatred goes against everything we stand for. On a personal note, I am French and my wife is Mexican. We both believe in universal values of love, respect and tolerance.”
Unfortunately, Courseau wasn’t present at the time to put an end to the mockery.
“I am truly sorry that such distasteful events happened at our venue and that these circumstances brought me to write this statement today,” he added.
Dear Bilboquet Friends, This morning a lot of you have been shocked and appalled to hear that Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz celebrated a birthday of a friend at Le Bilboquet with a cake with our former president Barack Obama's face on it. Let me be clear, I share your indignation without any reservation. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz were attending a birthday celebration of one of our regular patrons who rented out our venue for a private event. The party was not for either one of them nor was it any kind of partisan rally. Unfortunately, I was not working yesterday and could not intervene in the unfortunate circumstances that unfolded but I believe I owe you an explanation and an apology. Someone that attended the party brought in an outside cake for Donald Trump Jr.’s upcoming birthday and we are not sure who that was. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz took pictures with the cake and posted on social media outlets. We at Le Bilboquet feel betrayed and sad. Restaurant business is about creating a hospitable environment for all, a non-partisan, non-politicized, nondiscriminatory and respectful environment. The fact that guests decided to use our restaurant as a platform to promote, disrespect, and spread hatred goes against everything we stand for. On a personal note, I am French and my wife is Mexican. We both believe in universal values of love, respect and tolerance. Values that we have found within the Dallas community. Our friends and patrons represent a wide spectrum of American beliefs including: Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. What brings them together is the same belief that we can live together with love, respect and tolerance. I made America my home a long time ago because of these values that embody the real American dream. I am truly sorry that such distasteful events happened at our venue and that these circumstances brought me to write this statement today. It reminds us that a divide still exists and that we have to keep promoting our core values, so that events like these don't happen again. While I am disappointed and hurt, I still think it is possible. Stephan Courseau Owner Le Bilboquet
It seems as if Trump Jr. has been having a hard time learning his lesson, as this isn’t the first time he has been ridiculed online. But then again, he is his dad’s son, and the apple in this case hasn’t fallen far from the tree.
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