Donald Trump Jr. managed to obliterate Al Franken with one simple message following the latter’s resignation due to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Franken announced his departure – set to occur in the ‘coming weeks’ – earlier today and took a shot at President Trump on the way out the door.
“I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office,” Franken declared.
Serving in the United States Senate has been the great honor of my life. Full floor speech here: https://t.co/jFN5sq0n7b
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 7, 2017
As Franken made his announcement, Donald Trump Jr. took to social media and poked a little fun at the Democrat.
…because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and God-darnit people like me. #Franken
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 7, 2017
For our younger readers, many of whom know nothing of Franken’s career on Saturday Night Live in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, that line is a reference to a character played by the Minnesota Democrat known as Stuart Smalley.
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Smalley was a self-help guru who would engage in ‘daily affirmations’ which involved repeating the phrase “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me,” in order to get through difficult crises.
It’s time for Franken to start some real-life daily affirmations of his own.
— Jane (@kramekat) November 17, 2017
The Smalley character was immensely popular during Franken’s run with the late night comedy show, even spawning a book and a movie titled, Stuart Saves His Family.
Liberals were predictably triggered by Trump Jr.’s mockery of Franken.
How many times do I have to tell you that you’re too dumb to post any public messages?
— Peter Mehlman (@PeterMehlman) December 7, 2017
You sure you want to open your mouth and speak Mr. Attorney-client privilege?
— Molly (@molly0003) December 7, 2017
Now it’s your daddy’s turn to resign for the EXACT SAME REASONS.
— MattDoc (@MattDoc) December 7, 2017
Except, there’s one very glaring difference between Trump and Franken.
“Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. “I think that’s a very clear distinction.”
What do you make of Trump Jr. mocking Franken? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!
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