It took about three seconds after news broke Thursday that Donald Trump, Jr. and his wife Vanessa are set for Splitsville before liberal Twitter lit up with unbridled excitement over the demise of a family.
Trump Jr. and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, by the way, have five innocent children under the age of 10 who will be deeply affected by this for the rest of their lives. But never let that sad fact get in the way of mocking a political family that you don’t like.
Democratic Coalition Chairman Jon Cooper made light of the sad news with this:
This dude was one of many who claim it’s all an inside money scam.
Could it be that this is just to temporarily transfer assets out of the family in the event that they're frozen? I know the Trumps aren't the brightest, but they have teams of lawyers…https://t.co/h87BkDq2Db— William LeGate (@williamlegate) March 15, 2018
Here’s a tweet from one of the writers of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver’s late-night show on HBO.
Look it’s not that I think divorce is funny. I just want Donald Trump Jr. to never be happy, and this is a subset of that.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 16, 2018
Others just mocked the family’s pain in general.
Imagine not divorcing Donald Trump Jr.— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 16, 2018
Shout out to Donald Trump Jr., just wanted him to know I'm going to bed tonight laughing at his misery and hoping he'll one day get eaten by lions— beth can't with this (@bourgeoisalien) March 16, 2018
Shout out to Vanessa for dipping on Donald Trump JR. We have your back boo and we stand with you.— Give Them Lala (@lala_kent) March 16, 2018
It’s funny that Donald Trump Jr. is getting a divorce. It’d be funnier if he also had to live in a giant hamster ball with a boot on it for the rest of his life as part of the terms of the divorce.— Aaron🌹 (@AaronWaxing) March 15, 2018
That loud sound you just heard was millions of vaginas slamming shut once they heard Donald Trump Jr was hitting the dating scene— patrick swayze enthusiast (@SortaBad) March 16, 2018
Vanessa Trump filled for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) March 15, 2018
Melania must be jealous of her freedom now...
Donald Trump Jr. is a divorce closer to the presidency. 😳— Mr. Onederful® (@ericonederful) March 16, 2018
Oh, yes..we should all be concerned that Donald Trump, Jr.'s five little children will soon be street urchins, begging for scraps on the mean streets of New York. Give me a break.— Sherry Lucich (@Comixgrrl) March 16, 2018
I have no sympathy for @DonaldJTrumpJr and hope that the next year is excruciating for him.— 🌍 Gus Posey (@gus_posey) March 16, 2018
Am I a good person? No, not really. Am I right to feel this way? Absolutely.
#FridayFeeling— Jacob Gil (@jacob4kids) March 16, 2018
Hope everyone has a great Friday except the Trumps of course.
Sending thoughts and prayers to @DonaldJTrumpJr who apparently is having trouble standing now that his soon to be ex wife took half of everything in his wallet. pic.twitter.com/KVUw1qILNF
Donald Trump Jr. deserves the same amount of respect and decency he has shown to others over the years.— Fred, Metastable Genius (@LesserFrederick) March 16, 2018
I could care less about @DonaldJTrumpJr marriage problems— Tim Crowley (@AlohaTimAloha) March 16, 2018
As far as I'm concerned: not news
I care that he's a part of a criminal gang who conspired with Russia to fuck our elections. He's a treasonous bastard who needs to be brought to justice
That matters, that's news!
Way to keep it classy, liberals.