The word “unprecedented” can be used to describe a number of things throughout Donald Trump’s one-term presidency, and very rarely in a positive way, but one of the strangest and most egregious ways in which the term applies is how prevalent his adult children were in his administration.
So it isn’t much of a surprise that they had just as hard of a time letting go of his office, and all the powers, nepotism, and protection from consequences it afforded them, as Trump himself did.
Images of all four older children shedding tears through their father’s farewell speech began circulating before it was even finished, and it was a sight to behold.
After four years of listening to MAGA conservatives scream about how much they love “liberal tears,” people on the other side of the political aisle haven’t had much sympathy for anyone bemoaning the loss of Republican power.
And seeing Trump’s children, who supported and even pushed his insane agendas and conspiracy theories for the last five years, get emotional on his final day provoked far more delight than sympathy.
A lot of people had theories has to what, exactly was provoking those tears as well.
What will become of the Trump children? Will we ever have to hear about them again? Or will they disappear into relative obscurity, unable to grift any longer now that so much has been exposed? It’s probably not worth holding one’s breath, but…we can dream.