No fake news out of Washington this time: Donald Trump Jr. and his wife of 12 years, Vanessa Trump, are indeed splitting up.
The couple released a joint statement on Thursday announcing their decision to divorce. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the statement said. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
Though the Trumps asked for privacy, they got the exact opposite from social media. Twitter users wasted no time mocking the couple.
Vanessa Trump just filled for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.
Melania must be jealous of Vanessa’s new found freedom. pic.twitter.com/krasjdoIHS
— Votebase (@Votebase) March 15, 2018
Look it’s not that I think divorce is funny. I just want Donald Trump Jr. to never be happy, and this is a subset of that.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 16, 2018
It’s funny that Donald Trump Jr. is getting a divorce. It’d be funnier if he also had to live in a giant hamster ball with a boot on it for the rest of his life as part of the terms of the divorce.
— Exit Sandmann ? (@AaronWaxing) March 15, 2018
Many people, though, jumped to the Trumps’ defense, saying divorce was no joking matter.
Vanessa Trump and Don Jr. File for divorce and the Liberals celebrate. What's wrong with you people? I get that you're all single, alone and miserable but that doesn't mean that you should be happy at others marriage troubles.
— David (The Gay Republican) (@GayRepublicSwag) March 16, 2018
So Vanessa Trump files for divorce and all the Liberals are filled with glee. They hate Trump so much that they're happy his son's family is breaking apart?? These Leftists are some of the most vile, vicious, hateful human beings on the planet.
— Righteous⚡Crusader (@Craftmastah) March 16, 2018
However, much like President Trump, Donald Jr. always seems to have a tweet that comes back to haunt him. One Twitter user pointed out that he once joked about another famous divorce.
If anyone says not to joke about Donald Trump Jr.'s divorce, remember this: https://t.co/f8KfivMbLW
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) March 15, 2018
Oh, the irony.