Trump Jr. mocks Aurora shooting in old interview

Donald Trump is not the only member of his family being haunted by old taped comments.

In a series of interviews by radio "shock jocks" unearthed by CNN, Donald Trump Jr. made jokes about the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, lamented how "you can't even make fat jokes now," stereotyped Muslims and jokingly called an Obama defender a "commie."

Trump Jr. appeared on the Opie and Anthony radio show on July 20, 2012, the same day a gunman opened fire and killed 12 people at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo. After the hosts listened to a soundbite of a witness describing the shooting, Trump Jr. exclaimed, "Overall, I give the movie two thumbs up!"

In an appearance on Opie and Anthony earlier in 2012, Trump Jr. bemoaned political correctness and how "you can't even make fat jokes now."

"That's almost the worst one," he said. "It's easier to do a racial thing than it is a fat one, because everyone knows they're fat and they get really offended."

"You can't say anything anymore without them being criticized," Trump Jr. said. "You know, we've gotten to a point where you can't be a politician and actually say what you're thinking because someone's gonna get offended and god forbid, like everyone's so sensitive now, it's ridiculous."

During a discussion in another 2012 Opie and Anthony interview, the hosts and Trump Jr. struggled to remember the name of assassinated Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh.

"Muhammad something or other," Trump Jr. said.

"He had a beard. He wasn't nice to his wife,"one of the hosts said.

"Yeah, Ali," Trump Jr. said.

Trump Jr. also played along with the hosts' jokes about the abuse child beauty pageant contestants suffer, during a discussion about the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras. And Trump Jr. said the mothers at those pageants are "all fat. Ugly."

On another occasion, Trump Jr. said people feel they can't criticize President Obama because they fear being labeled a racist. "Like, that in itself is racism," he said. "Like, it's so, you know, it's so ridiculous and that's what we've become, and he's played that card very well. And by the way, if I was in his shoes I'd be playing that card too because you can get away with it in this country and we allow it."

When one of the hosts defended Obama's foreign policy, Trump Jr. said, "I didn't realize that you were a commie! That's, that's nice. I'm just kidding, I'm just kidding."

Trump Jr.'s father has faced similar scrutiny for comments he made on Howard Stern's radio show over several years, including one exchange in which he gives Stern permission to refer to his daughter Ivanka as a "piece of a--."


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