A man who once called President Donald Trump a “moron” and “stupid” is calling for him to apologize.
In a series of tweets, Donald Trump Jr. told his 11-year-old son that the President should apologize to those who were impacted by the eruption, according to Recode.
He said, “The President should not be able to lie to his own son.”
In a tweet that was deleted, Trump Jr.’s son said, “…and it’s not like he was being nice, it was literally like a moron.
He should be ashamed of himself for that tweet.
Trump should apologize and explain to his kids what he did wrong.”
Recode first reported the tweet on Friday.
In his tweet, Trump said he had no choice but to do so as the volcano erupted on Friday morning, which he attributed to the president.
The president tweeted, “If I had to pick between saving lives and saving my own ego, I’d choose saving lives.
The people of Hawaii, Guam and US Virgin Islands are watching.
They’ve been praying for me.
I appreciate the prayers.”
In his second tweet, he said, I can’t apologize for the American people and my words.
I’ll make a full statement.
This is why we need an apology from the President, not a tweet.
https://t.co/Qt7e5hLm3W — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019Trump Jr. said the tweet was a “joke” and that he doesn’t want to hear any apologies from the president for it.
The father-son pair are the latest in a string of high-profile Trump surrogates to take to social media to express their disapproval over the President.
On Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called Trump’s comments about the volcanic eruption “insane” and said the president should apologize.
The former New Yorker said he believes the president “is a moroner” who doesn’t know how to communicate.
Trump Jr.’d further lashed out at the president in a series, calling him a “son of a bitch” and saying he should apologize for his tweet.
He also said the President is a “total hypocrite.”
Trump Jr., who also runs his own social media account, retweeted two messages sent from Trump Jr., in which he said he was “stunned” by the tweet.
Trump tweeted on Monday, “As a proud American, I think we can all agree that the president is a total moron and a terrible leader.
He’s a moronic son of a b—-.”
Trump’s tweets came as the Trump administration faced growing criticism after the president and the Japanese prime minister said the volcano had been contained and that the US military was ready to move in.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and Trump spoke by phone on Saturday.
Abe also told Trump that Japan’s government is ready to help with the cleanup efforts and that “we will not let this happen again.”
Trump and Abe have also been feuding on Twitter since the president issued a travel ban on Japanese citizens and residents in the U.S. The White House said the order would be lifted in a matter of days.