New York City, NY—
In a show of individuality, Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, has filed paperwork with the state of New York to legally change his name to Emilio Thunder.
Friends close to Trump Jr. have explained to The Halfway Post that Don Jr.’s recent Fox News pundit appearances have boosted his confidence, and that he no longer wants to walk in his father’s shadow.
“He thinks now is a great time to chart a new course, and really start being his own man,” explained family friend Stephen Miller. “Particularly because of the added attention his dad’s presidency has brought to the name.”
Trump Jr.’s name choice, however, has garnered controversy given his father’s racist statements about the Hispanic population in the United States, but that, Trump Jr. says, is exactly why the name appeals to him.
“The Left is going to make a big deal about this like they always do,” Trump Jr. said this morning during a radio interview on Sirius XM, “but I think it shows once and for all that the Trump family is not in any way bigoted. My father clearly cannot be a racist if his own son is Hispanic.”
The host pushed back on the comment, asking if Trump Jr. realized that simply changing his name did not literally change his ethnicity, to which Trump Jr. accused the host of “gotcha journalism.”
“This is just proof that it’s the libs who are intolerant,” Trump Jr. said. “They’re always calling conservatives racist, but the moment I convert to Mexican they just get outright hysterical. I mean, which side is intolerant now? And why aren’t Democrats backing me up here? I’m a minority now, and they need to protect me. And the best part of my transition is now I can make all the illegal Mexican jokes I want because I am one, and the media can’t say anything about it because if they do now they’re the racist ones!”
The Halfway Post reached out to ACLU President Peggy Hollander, who texted back the following brief statement: “This is just wrong on so many levels.”
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