In the wake of the accidental shooting death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie Rust, Donald Trump Jr. is selling T-shirts on his official site with the slogan, “Guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people.”
As The Daily Beast points out, the incident has become an opportunity for some right-wingers to attack Baldwin, who been vocal about his opposition to Donald Trump and supporting progressive causes.
From The Daily Beast:
J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy and a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, used Hutchins’ death to suck up to Trump. Hours after news of the shooting broke, Vance tweeted at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: “Dear @jack let Trump back on. We need Alec Baldwin tweets.” Candace Owens said the shooting was “poetic justice” for Baldwin’s Trump mockery.
Donald Trump Jr. seemed to anticipate the completely justified criticism coming his way over his tacky merchandise sale, writing in a later Instagram post: “Screw all the sanctimony I’m seeing out there. If the shoe was on the other foot Alex Baldwin would literally be the first person pissing on everybody’s grave trying to make a point. F*** him!”