Donald Trump, Jr. attends the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll at The White House on April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Leigh Vogel—WireImage
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President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., linked the shooting on Wednesday of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others with a New York production of "Julius Caesar" that depicted a look-a-like of the President being assassinated.
to the news that Scalise and others had been shot during practice for a congressional baseball game, his son leapt into the political fray on Twitter. Trump Jr. quoted a tweet from a conservative commentator who said the shooting was why he "took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President."
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
Trump Jr. had little to say about the tweet, other than to indicate that he approved of it.
New York Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" has sparked controversy for portraying the assassination of a very Trumpian Caesar. Earlier this week, both Delta Airlines and Bank of America withdrew financial support to the theater over the depiction.