Trump Jr. Falls Flat On His Face After Blaming Obama For Repeal Of Net ‘Neutality’ On Twitter
Donald Trump Jr. got more than he bargained for when he tried to blame former President Barack Obama for the FCC’s decision to repeal Net Neutrality Rules.
The president’s son used the platform to criticize supporters of net neutrality after the Federal Communications Commission repealed the Title II protections that kept the internet a public utility.
“I would pay good money to see all those people complaining about Obama’s FCC chairman voting to repeal #NetNeutality actually explain it in detail,” Trump Jr. wrote. “I’d also bet most hadn’t heard of it before this week. #outrage,” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter.
Unfortunately, Trump Jr. doesn’t have his facts in order. In reality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was appointed by President Donald Trump in January despite fierce opposition from Democrats. The commission voted to repeal the net neutrality protections in a 3-2 vote, with Pai voting in the majority.
Net neutrality rules were initially put in place to ensure that internet service providers, ISPs, treated all information and content across the web equally. Repealing the Title II protections would allow internet service providers, such as Verizon or Comcast, to decide what content would be blocked or offered at slower speeds in favor of the company’s own content.
More than 20 U.S. senators attempted to delay Thursday’s vote after suspecting that the FCC was flooded with fraudulent comments, especially those in favor of the repeal. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened an investigation, which showed that up to 2 million comments were submitted under false names.
Schneiderman announced that he would sue to prevent the rollbacks on Thursday. In a YouTube video, Schneiderman criticized the FCC’s lack of assistance in his office’s investigation and called the vote a travesty.
“Today’s vote also follows a public comment process that was deeply corrupted, including 2 million comments that stole the identities of real people,” Schneiderman said in his video. “This is a crime under New York law ― and the FCC’s decision to go ahead with the vote makes a mockery of government integrity and rewards the very perpetrators who scammed the system to advance their own agenda.”
Trump Jr., however, decided to spread some “alternative facts” on Twitter in an attempt to blame Obama for the decision. To make matters worse, he misspelled “Net Neutrality” (NetNeutality). It didn’t go well.
I would pay good money to see all those people complaining about Obama’s FCC chairman voting to repeal #NetNeutality actually explain it in detail. I’d also bet most hadn’t heard of it before this week. #outrage
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 15, 2017
Twitter was compelled to respond. Here are some highlights:
My dude, there is so much wrong with this tweet idk if I have enough characters
1. @AjitPaiFCC was appointed by your dad
2. You're right, most of us haven't heard of "Net Neutality" because you can't spell
3. Save your money for legal costshttps://t.co/zCsFCc3Itg
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) December 15, 2017
— I Write Art ✏ (@dennissweatt) December 15, 2017
Are you the dumbest Trump? Your Dad appointed the FCC chairman that voted to do this. The #outrage is how clueless you are. #TrumpChump #LockDonJrUp #TrumpRussia #SexualPredatorTrump @funder @maddow @Rosie @Lawrence @KeithOlbermann @TeaPainUSA @PalmerReport
— Alan Bennett Ilagan (@alanilagan) December 15, 2017
Your father appointed this guy. Isn't Eric supposed to be the idiot?
— Pete Forester (@pete_forester) December 15, 2017
Treasoning with Russian overlords.
— Twisted Mic ❄️⚛️ (@twistedmic24) December 15, 2017
— Michele with one L (@NotdoneBNsassy) December 15, 2017
Anyway, you're a fucking moron
— Christmas (Bobby please come home) (@BobbyBigWheel) December 15, 2017
— Eric T Nelson (@enelsonT) December 15, 2017
I’d like to see your dad try. I picture something like this… pic.twitter.com/Q71CElHWMH
— UnsilentMajority 🌹 (@The_UnSilent_) December 15, 2017
— Sarah Smith (@SLSmith000) December 15, 2017
Just because you’ve never heard of it doesn’t mean others haven’t. You’ll love your orange jumpsuit.
— Teri (@Summerlover_5) December 15, 2017
First, You misspelled #NetNeutrality, you genetically altered butternut squash. Second, you don't know the value of a dollar, you silver-spoon snickerdoodle. Third, sunshine, Reaganomics is like DeLorean. It was sexy in the 80s, but I didn't work then and much less now.
— Tony Chacon (@TheTonyChacon) December 15, 2017
He needs to ease off the twitter and start doing the necessary prep work for prison sex. Nobody wants a Carrie Fissure on their first week of 20 to life
— Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) December 15, 2017
Stupidity runs in the family I see..he isn't Obama's FCC chairman, your daddy hired him…maybe, because you don't even know that much, you should just keep all that ignorance contained by not commenting on…well…anything… ever…😉
— 🔥Soul on Fire🔥 (@Deborah9111966) December 15, 2017
— Melissa 💋 (@mchakir) December 15, 2017