Donald Trump Jr.'s July 4 Message Is Being Roasted On Twitter

Many American presidents are known for their famous and inspiring words. Thomas Jefferson had the Declaration of Independence; James Madison had the Constitution. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats kept the nation hopeful in the midst of war; John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you" speech encouraged a generation to give back. Then there's Donald Trump, who will be remembered — among other things — for his tweets during his time in office. 

Trump was especially verbose (tweetbose?) on occasions such as national holidays. On July 4, 2020, his final Independence Day in office, he posted a remarkable 72 tweets, per the American Presidency Project. Many were retweets of fans' pro-Trump messages, while others were original statements against the "Fake News Media," the proliferation of COVID-19 testing, and the removal of Confederate statues from national parks. Only one tweet actually referenced the holiday, which Trump called "the most important day in the history of nations."

While the former president is currently speaking his mind on his Truth Social platform, his oldest son is taking up the cause on Twitter. Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. regularly posts about current events, railing against Democratic policies, mocking President Joe Biden, and trying to discredit the congressional committee hearings on the events of January 6. His tweet about the reversal of Roe v. Wade had Twitter seething with its comparison to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

But Trump Jr.'s most recent post, a July 4 message, is inspiring more laughs than outrage.

Donald Trump Jr. posted Independence Day wishes on the wrong date

To his credit, Donald Trump Jr.'s holiday message was simple and uncontroversial. He tweeted, "Happy 4th of July America," followed by three American flag emojis. However, apart from the lack of punctuation, the tweet had just one teeny flaw: he posted it on July 1, three days early. Twitter rushed to set the former first son straight. "Today's the 1st, Einstein," replied a follower. Another respondent followed up, "His math has never been good. His timing even worse." One commenter had a simple wish: "Just go away. That is what America wants for this birthday." 

Many responders noted the irony of celebrating the holiday just days after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, a decision that will have far-reaching effects for the country. Several replied with the meme, "4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women." Then there was the person who took issue with Trump Jr. calling the holiday "July 4." They posted a meme saying, "Remember, it's INDEPENDENCE DAY, not the 4th of July. We celebrate sweet liberty and the founding fathers, not a calendar date."

Still, Trump Jr. did have a few supporters. One pointed out that the holiday falls on a long weekend in 2022, so he might be busy on the 4th. "Everyone says it logging off for the end of the week. How's this a criticism to celebrate freedom for 3 days? Should be celebrated 365."