Donald Trump Jr.'s X account was hacked, he says. Here are some of the weirdest posts

Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald on

Published in Political News

No, former President Donald Trump is not dead. The 77 year old is very much alive and currently in Michigan meeting with striking autoworkers.

But if you checked his eldest son’s X, formerly Twitter, account, on Wednesday morning, you may have believed otherwise. Because DTJ Jr. was reportedly hacked.

That certain someone sent out a handful of weird and alarming messages to the “Triggered” author’s 10.4 million followers for about a half-hour starting at 8:25 a.m.

“I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away,” read the first shocker. “I will be running for president in 2024.” The post reportedly received a whopping 600,000 plus views.

A few minutes later came a mean tweet (sorry can’t say that anymore) about X owner Elon Musk, calling the South African gazillionaire a “bum.”

That whopper of an insult wasn’t enough to get Jr. booted off the platform and the “hacker” kept going, calling President Joe Biden a “stupid [bleep]” and taunting Logan Paul, telling the boxer he had, um, been with his model fiancée, Nina Agdal.


Among the other disturbing missives that weren’t immediately flagged: “This just in. North Korea is about to get smoked.”

The 45-year-old Jupiter resident’s spokesperson Andrew Surabian eventually got wind of the now-deleted posts and sent out an alert that his client’s account had been compromised.

But naturally, the Internet machine was on top of the situation and snagged multiple screenshots of the brief takeover.

At least one person close to Jr. found the situation amusing. That would be his younger brother Eric, who responded to the morning’s insanity with a post of his own:

“What was [the] password?” wrote the 39-year-old businessman, along with a laughing emoji. “Don2024?”

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