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By Mae Slater on
 April 2, 2024

Donald Trump Jr. Attacks Joe Biden Following Baltimore Bridge Disaster

Donald Trump Jr. speculated on the possibility that the Biden administration could conceal evidence of an attack on the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore that collapsed after being hit by a ship.

On his podcast, Trump Jr. raised the possibility that the Biden administration might conceal information if the incident were found to be an attack. In an election year, Biden needs every advantage and has the power to cover up an attack that would have devastating consequences for his reelection campaign. The Huffington Post reported on this statement immediately going to bat for Joe Biden and smearing the suggestion as a conspiracy theory.

The incident in question occurred when a ship, having lost power, collided with a support pillar of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, leading to a partial collapse. This event has not only claimed lives but is also expected to have profound economic repercussions on the region.

Were it discovered that it was actually an attack, by a state actor or a terrorist group, it would reflect horribly on Biden.

Speculation Amid Tragedy

Amid the aftermath, Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley and U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron have publicly stated there is no indication that the collision was an act of terrorism or carried out intentionally.

Despite this, Trump Jr. still wants Americans to keep an open mind and remember that in such a politically charged situation anything is possible.

Donald Trump Jr. leveraged the incident on his “Triggered” podcast, casting aspersions on the Biden administration. He speculated that, were the incident an attack, the public would likely be kept in the dark.

Controversial Comments Spark Debate

Trump Jr.'s comments have ignited a flurry of discussion. “I’m not going to go and say it because then they’ll say, ‘Don Jr.’s being a conspiracy theorist,’” he remarked on his podcast, considering that many conspiracy theories eventually turn out to be accurate.

His most pointed criticism was aimed directly at President Biden and his administration. Trump Jr. expressed a deep skepticism towards the current administration's transparency, especially concerning potential threats to national security, positing that any admission of such an attack would be politically damaging.

“The bigger thing is this: If it was an attack, I don’t believe they’d tell us. I don’t believe that Joe Biden or the Democrats and this administration would tell us that it’s an attack. I believe that they would sweep that under the rug because, man, that would be damning if one of these foreign adversaries started taking out our critical infrastructure with cyberattacks on his watch, given all his other failures, in an election year,” Trump Jr. speculated.

Reactions and Responses

The responses to Trump Jr.'s speculative comments have varied widely, with some seeing them as an unwarranted attack on the Biden administration, while others view them as a legitimate expression of concern over national security and transparency.

The stark contrast between official reports and Trump Jr.’s speculative narrative illustrates the deep divisions in how incidents of this nature are interpreted and politicized. This event underscores the challenges in maintaining a unified public discourse in times of tragedy and uncertainty.

Conclusion and Reflections

In conclusion, the collapse of a segment of the Francis Scott Key Bridge following a collision with a ship has led to a controversial take by Donald Trump Jr., linking the incident to a conspiracy theory against President Joe Biden. Trump Jr. utilized the moment to critique the Biden administration, sparking a debate over the role of speculative theories in political discourse.

Written By:
Mae Slater

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