The Nation reports:
What’s odd about the speech is Trump Jr.’s mannerisms, the wild, distant glaze in his eyes, his strange puppet-like hand gestures, the too-fast racing through the words.
The most likely explanation is existential dread. Trump Jr. has never been comfortable in public life; he’s always tried to mimic his father (a more successful public speaker).
Trump Jr. has always seemed more like a lost puppy than a grown man, someone who is never at ease with the world but anxiously trying to spy out the situation. Added to this natural discomfort are his likely worries about his fate if his father loses.
The Daily Beast reports:
Stephen Colbert admittedly had some trouble making fun of the Democratic National Convention last week. Thankfully, the Republican National Convention delivered him the gifts of Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr.
“So before I tell you what he said, can we zoom in on Junior’s sweaty face and wet, bloodshot eyes?” Colbert asked. “Either he’s high or that’s what happens when you live in the splash zone of Screamin’ Guilfoyle. Just bring a poncho!”
Then, in response to Trump Jr. asking viewers to “imagine” a better life for themselves, Colbert added, “And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house. And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife. And you may ask yourself, how did I get here? And why is my girlfriend screaming?”
Donald Trump Jr. — no stranger to criticizing others on social media — found himself on the receiving end on Monday night following his impassioned defense of dad Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention.
While the 42-year-old’s remarks mixed superlatives about the president’s time in office with gloomy prophecies and name-calling about his father’s rival, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, some social media users seemed more focused on something else: Why did Don Jr.’s eyes seem so watery?
Celebrities had their own thoughts. “Donald Trump Jr. looks like he’s been crying. Did Kimberly G. yell at him?” tweeted Bette Midler, a frequent critic of the Trump family. Debra Messing didn’t shy away from a more barbed joke about what might have happened: “One word: Visine,” she tweeted.
What’s wrong with @DonaldJTrumpJr ‘s eyes?? He’s either high or on the verge of crying. Also, didn’t he criticize Joe Biden for reading off a teleprompter? What the heck is he doing right now? 🤣🤣🤣 #RNCConvention2020
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) August 25, 2020
If Donald Trump Jr. is as high as everyone in America thinks he is right now….he is gonna FREAK when he sees what’s trending #1 on Twitter right now 😬
— Mark Webster Ω 🆘 (@Mr_Webcast) August 25, 2020
I saw #cocaine was trending and I watched the Carrot Jr’s speech. Now, I’ve taken my fair share of cocaine, some might say unfair, so I know intimately from whence I speak. That dude was coked out of his fucking gourd. Think I’m wrong? Just count the blinks…
— Jason DeFillippo 🎤 (@jpdef) August 25, 2020
When you look in Don Jr’s eyes, you can see his drug dealer starin’ back at you.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 25, 2020
Coked, cocaine, Adderall all trending. Falwell poolboy kink trended earlier. Thank the lord baby jesus the FAMILY VALUES Republican Party is running the country. Can’t afford no delinquency or immorality in this here Christian nation. No sir, not in the lawd’s own house. 🙏 https://t.co/29GecB3pmr
— Patrick Glass🌻🌹✊🏿🇺🇸 (@TrickGlass) August 25, 2020
Don Jr. & Kimberly Guilfoyle to each other: “wait… people could tell?”
— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@EdanClay) August 25, 2020