Even legit news sites wonder if Don Trump Jr was ‘coked out of his mind’

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While I’m including the full videos of some of the RNC speakers in our coverage this week, please don’t think that I’m actually watching this sh-t. Usually I can only watch about 30 seconds of any given Trumper’s speech before turning it off. So it was with Don Trump Jr. – I only watched for a second, then grabbed the embed and moved on. Even in those few seconds, I could see that Don Jr is not well. He looked like he’d just been crying, actually. Why were his eyes so damp and red? Hm.

Raw Story actually ran this headline: “Was Donald Trump, Jr. ‘coked out of his mind’ during RNC speech?” They did what I’m doing: they pulled all of the Twitter jokes about his red, tearful eyes and asked what was up with that. For the record, I think Don’s girlfriend Kimberly was the coked up one. She was screaming and clearly on uppers. I feel like Don’s drug of choice might be different. Maybe he was baked?

Also: the new issue of the New York Times Magazine is all about Don Jr and the rest of the Trump family and what they’re going to do “next,” meaning the whole family thinks Donald Trump is going to lose the election. I mean… I hope they’re right. The Trumpers thought they were going to lose the 2016 election too.

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  1. Darla says:

    I think the whole family is on speed, so my guess is coke. But it’s also possible Trump cuffed him in the head backstage. Wouldn’t be the first time. However, one does not preclude the other.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      That’s a fair take. I feel bad for Barron because it must suck to be the child surrounded by all
      this dysfunction.

      • NatureLover says:

        @ MercelMercel, unforgettable his father won’t let him get too far away. But you will see Melania have divorce papers drawn up the day he loses. She is just waiting until November 4th to have him served. There has been gossip going around that she has had her prenup altered several times since he was elected and all of those stories of his infidelity came out into the open. On a side note, I love that Melania and Barron speak in her native tongue around Drumpf so he doesn’t understand a word that they are saying. Not that he could understand English words above a fifty grade level!

      • HeyJude says:

        I feel bad for Barron but I think the kid is doing okay by the mere fact I’ve never once seen him look remotely interested to be anywhere near his family. Anytime you see the 3 of them returning from a trip Barron just completely ignores his dad.

        The kid seems to have good instincts, is what I’m saying.

    • Bibi says:

      His makeup artist is definitely also against him, giving him a white stain under each eye, clown style.

      • waitwhat says:

        Bibi, that’s what I couldn’t figure out…is that a trick to “open up the eyes” or something? It was certainly distracting.

      • Bibi says:

        Waitwhat yes they do that to enhance eyes and expression -usually at the theater where the public needs to see emotions, artists during concerts/models during fashion shows and very much at the circus and Don got it clown style.

      • minx says:

        All of the Trump kids inherited unfortunate features. DTJ thinks a beard will hide his tiny mouth and weak chin. It doesn’t. Ivanka had surgery but her real features are still apparent in some photographs.

    • missskitttin says:

      “cuffed him in the head backstage”. Is that why he was crying? 😮😆

  2. MarcelMarcel says:

    They are all visibly cracking under the pressure. I’d agree and say I’m more inclined to think he’s naked. Either way the Trump, his wife & his older children just look so much worse for wear. And it’s not like the increased gray hairs politicians usually have.
    It’s visible drug use or excessive plastic surgery in a short amount of time. It’s just really uncomfortable to witness.
    (I don’t actually take issue with drugs or cosmetic surgery. I just think their excessive use is a symptom of profound emotional imbalances).

    • Darla says:

      Yeah this is like up-all-night eight ball territory and that just won’t hold up for long. You are burning your entire body out, fast. Oh well.

      • Esmom says:

        Lol at your “oh well.” Seriously.

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        Lmao I meant baked not naked. Maybe he did an eightball and followed it up with a breakfast bong to cope.
        Maybe they should all get naked and go skinny dipping under the next full moon in healing oceanic waters. It might help as a cleansing ritual so they can develop the integrity required to heal their shattered egos.

      • Bevvie says:

        “It is what it is”

      • NatureLover says:

        @ Bevie, you took my line! But I think Jr. was high, most certainly given his inability to enunciate and his arms flapping was from the coke. I certainly enjoyed The Lincoln Project parody though!!

      • holly hobby says:

        It is what it is! Thoughts and prayers!

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Yeah, I think the only people who can “function” in the chaos of Trump’s inner circle at this point are in active addiction or have personality disorders. Based on my own observations, with a lot of info from Noel Casler, here’s what it seems like:

      Trump — Adderall, coke, sometimes meth, benzos to bring him down
      Melania — opioids (roxicodone)
      Don Jr — booze, coke
      Larry Kudlow — coke (crack in the past, per Noel), booze
      Giuliani — booze
      Kellyanne — uppers, possibly meth
      Ivanka — personality disorder
      Kimberly Guilfoyle — holy shit coke!

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @Lizzie Bathroy your breakdown makes a lot of sense! The Trumps aren’t especially nefarious in my opinion (people like Weinstein and Epstein thrived because the patriarchy enables abuses of power). I’m more shocked by how incompetent and unaware they are all. They have left behind so much public evidence of criminal behaviour and burnt a lot of bridges. I’m sure many powerful Republicans would *ecstatic* if Trump fell but the party remained.
        Unchecked substance abuse coupled with untreated personality disorders explains a lot.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        @MarcelMarcel I think they are nefarious in the sense that they’re all criminals, but as you point out, they’re not super competent when you shine a light on the operation. The best case scenario for them would have been to lose the 2016 election & quietly continue the grift Trump has been perfecting for decades. Instead, we see severe family dysfunction playing out in real time, with consequences that affect the entire world. It’s terrifying. And it’s deeply sad. I think all of the Trump kids (with the likely exception of Tiffany & Barron, who have been kept away from their dad) were horrifically abused, especially Ivanka. But it does not excuse their criminal choices as adults.

      • Betsy says:

        LOL at what Ivanka’s smoking. And too right, too.

    • Christin says:

      The typo made me think their next family venture could be skin flicks. There are probably plenty of tapes already (shudder).

      I hoped the couple’s bizarre appearances would be covered here. He looked like he was on the verge of a breakdown. There were shiny spots under each eye. At least it distracted from whatever he was spewing.

      • Lightpurple says:

        She was fired from Fox for showing d*** pics to everyone, so she probably would be into this idea.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Lightpurple more info please? Given her performance last night, I’m sort of surprised that Fox would fire her!

    • Nic919 says:

      When you hear the monstrous things they are doing I really don’t care if they suffer. So many have died because of all these grifters and they deserve far more than what’s happening to them.

    • waitwhat says:

      I’ve said from the beginning that someday we will read about Trump’s rampant drug addiction while in office a la Hitler (who took daily doses of crystal meth). He’s incoherent 90% of the time.

      • Betsy says:

        I think his drug use has gotten so much more noticeable. I’ve never spent time around anyone using drugs or done them myself so I don’t notice until it’s blatant. I notice now. Early on Herr Drumpf was just really sniffy.

    • emu says:

      I think this is so interesting in relation to the ‘Blitzed’ book I read earlier this year about how Hitler and all his co-horts were basically all drugged up out of their mind on uppers too.

  3. E.D. says:

    I tried to hate-watch it and lasted about 30 mins.

    Kimberly Guilfoyle’s shouting just killed me.

    P.S – Don Jr has inherited his Dad’s unfortunate ‘anus‘ mouth.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    We started singing the Grateful Dead’s Casey Jones when Guilfoyle was doing her incoherent shouting rant (driving that train, high on cocaine, … trouble ahead, lady in red” and then Eric Clapton’s cocaine for Junior. He has looked bad for months now. He also seems to have very little to do with his five kids. Something is definitely wrong with him. And her.

    • Also Ali says:


    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:


      The former Mrs. Gavin Newsom and DJT Jr. are boyfriend and girlfriend in name only. They don’t have a relationship. They get and do drugs with each other.

  5. Miranda says:

    I’m thinking Adderall. Because you just KNOW these sanctimonious assholes consider themselves “above” other addicts because THEIR drugs come out of a prescription bottle, thankyouverymuch.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I was thinking Adderall – esp as its Daddy’s drug of choice the Jr is desperate for Daddy’s approval.

  6. Esmom says:

    I was seeing the Tweets last night and wondering what is up with his ex and his kids. Is he even in their lives? I remember when they got divorced people speculated that it was only for financial reasons but now I wonder if she and the kids truly wanted/needed to get away from him.

    I think there’s a lot going on with Junior, including the same insecurity that drives his dad. He seems have found a level of validation with his “owning the libs” crap and I gotta believe that keeping up that schtick has got to take its toll, when in reality he’d probably rather be living his party lifestyle and not having to deal with politics. Add in his daddy issues and he is a disaster.

    Funny my Merriam Webster daily email today included “6 obscure words for messes.” Lol.

    • Lightpurple says:

      He used to include his kids in his political tweets, exploiting them. The most memorable being his use of Chloe’s Halloween candy when he said he would take it away to teach her socialism, but all that has stopped since the divorce. He rarely mentions them, they’re never in the larger family group events any more, and he spends his weekends tweeting political crap so he’s clearly not with them. He did have them Father’s Day and the pictures he himself posted showed the youngest 3 looking traumatized. He posted video of the fishing trip with little Spencer catching a large fish and he “helped” by wrenching the boy’s arm repeatedly and very fast. The poor kid was grimacing in agony. He turned what should have been a wonderful bonding moment into one of pain for that child. He has made no mention of any of them since. Something is definitely off there.

      • Esmom says:

        Oh I remember the Halloween candy incident very well, my blood just boiled at that for a number of reasons. Sad to hear about his current interactions with them. They are better off without him for sure.

        And thank you for the Grateful Dead earworm, lol. I have been singing it for a half hour now since I saw your other comment.

  7. Izzy says:

    “Daddy! Daddy, watch me twirl!” From the LINCOLN PROJECT. I cackled.

  8. Miranda says:

    So is anyone else eager to hear Melania tonight? Oh man, it’s gonna be great when she steals another speech from Michelle Obama. Fingers crossed that it’ll be the one where Michelle talks about her Trump-induced depression.

    • NatureLover says:

      @Miranda, when she plagiarized Mrs. Obamas speech, that was priceless as they tried to defend her plagiarism stating that they were very different. How could you possibly have the audacity to plagiarize the former First Lady and not think that people would not notice. Oh how far Melania has come since Drumpf claims as to her intelligence, but look at the source. Though coming from him, she is intelligent compared to him!

  9. Insomniac says:

    Whoa. Those are some *glassy* eyes.

  10. Eleonor says:

    Drugs are bad.

  11. Thirtynine says:

    It’s just all so sad. All of it, that we should come to this. Hurting and hating on each other.

  12. Edna says:

    It’s terrifying that over 40% of the people in this country support this and Trump may very well be elected to another 4 years. How did we get here?

    • Yup, Me says:

      White supremacy and white women’s complicity.

    • NatureLover says:

      @ Edna, we do not have enough people going to the polls. The republican supporters are more likely to vote than democrat supporters, so there has been a tremendous impact on the elections. That is why we need to ensure that all of us encourage everyone that we know to get out and vote! And become vigilant in activism for getting out they vote, if you can. There is also the problem with the RepubliCANT’S gerrymandering the system as well, but that’s another problem we have.

  13. Diana says:

    I lasted 2 speeches and will never get that time back in my life. Continue to be horrified that half of Americans actually buy this shit. It was a horror show!!! And can we get any cheesier with the production values?! SNL would have done it better… and I’m not exaggerating! Had to read Becoming before bed to get that bile out of my system… yeesh

    • NatureLover says:

      @ Diana, I am unable to hear the sound of his voice, yet alone watch the convention. I skip through his talks that are featured on the news and whatnot.

  14. SamC says:

    Leslie Jordan’s IG, along with Paul Feig’s feed, have been such a fun antidote when I’ve needed a bad news break the last several months.

  15. KellyRyan says:

    It’s my understanding Don Jr’s ex wife is from a wealthy family and she divorced him to protect herself financially. No doubt other reasons as well. I could see his attempt to hi-jack his kids to boost his own image and his ex-wife putting a stop to it. Noel Casler, who worked on Celebrity Apprentice is my favorite follow. He knows the Trump insanity from working on the set. His comments are spot on. Last night he said, “Joey Buttafucco was the next speaker.” I could not stop laughing. Trump’s drugs of choice are Adderall and Benzodiazipines. JR and Kim appeared to be on cocaine.

    • Christin says:

      Joey B would have been better than the two “power couples” they featured last night.

      It was a parody of a parody, fully relying on fear to gaslight viewers.

    • Tate says:

      Noel is a great follow. He tags the trumps in every tweet and not once have they said a word. He is telling the truth about the trumps.

  16. K.T says:

    I think it’s cocaine or an ecstasy tab that’s he’s taken for the nerves & high! He’s probably on a prescription cocktail too & it’s messed with his eyes. She’s definitely wired too, lol.
    Such a messy bunch of slimeballs

  17. Yamayo says:

    Daddy watch me twirl…. 😀

  18. ChillyWilly says:

    Those don’t look like cocaine eyes to me. Looks like he’s been crying (Daddy yelled at him?) or he’s severely hungover. He was probably out doing rails and boozing the night before. It looks like he has lubricating eye gel in his eyes.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      My guess is he was drunk & had to take some coke to “correct” it before his speech.

    • Swack says:

      Actually Look like a bad case of pink eye. But would more believe it’s drugs

      • tealily says:

        You know, Trump’s eye looked really weird last night, like it had makeup spackled over it but it was dark underneath, and I was wonder if HE had pink eye.

  19. RoyalBlue says:

    one comment about people screaming adderall. my son is on it for his adhd and it does not result in unhinged behaviour. it’s definitely some hard drugs that don jr and KG pushed before their speeches.

    • Imogene says:

      But isn’t it the case that if you have ADHD then adderall has the intended effect (calming) but if you abuse it and have no medical need for it, it is more like cocaine?

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yep, if you don’t have Adhd it will act as a stimulant. That’s why people abuse Aderall for weight loss and “energy”.

      • ClaireB says:

        Yes, I took it for a while in an attempt to combat depression-induced fatigue. It hopped me up with nervous energy for about an hour and a half, where I could rush around at higher than normal speeds and get things done, and then I’d collapse back into fatigue. Definitely not the same effects for people without ADHD.

      • Royalblue says:

        wow. i did not know that. shame on the doctors for prescribing it if it is not necessary. I would think if trump snr and jr took it, it was for their ADHD. i was wondering why so many on this site were making that comment. I know that Adderall and concerta are stimulants and along with that there are non stimulants of intuniv and straterra. first my son was on concerta for many years and we had to change to adderall which we found to be more effective. It’s been a real struggle for us finding the right medication.

    • PixiePaperdroll says:

      I had a friend that took Adderall for a sleep disorder and when in Vegas, we all took it. My parents were big potheads and I never understood the appeal of drugs until then. I have read that it’s a lot more intense if you snort it (which… no, never, never).

    • J.Mo says:

      I use medication for ADHD and of course it’s calming for me. People who abuse it get amped up, especially if they open the capsules and snort it.

  20. smee says:

    definitely hopped up on goofballs

  21. vertes says:

    My rx salve for dry eyes melts out like that sometimes. If jr. is low on sleep + spending a lot of time with bad A/C, he might have to grease up his eyes.
    His speech is so bad, starting with bragging about daddy getting “pp & e.” WTF? It’s “personal protective equipment.” No “and” in there. This is as annoying as George Bush’s inability to correctly pronounce “nuclear.” He always said “Nu-cu-lar.”
    Guilfoyle is just a mess.

  22. Ann says:

    I watched most of it last night. My take away is he was crying before it was his turn to record. This is the best they could do to clean him up after whatever tantrum happened.

    He wasn’t acting high during the speech, I don’t think. If he was high my drug combo guess is weed and Adderall that was taken with a red bull. He had a balanced high going if he was high, unlike his employee Kim G, who seemed coked to gills on top of whatever COVID cocktail she’s probably still on.

    • tealily says:

      That’s what killed me… this is all taped and this was STILL the best they could do!

  23. Leigh says:

    They have eye whitening drops. I like to use them sometimes to make sure I look particularly alert after a long night with the baby. They don’t feel as good as lubricating drops but my eyes will be white and sparkly in 20 seconds. I don’t understand why he doesn’t keep some handy??

  24. Rapunzel says:

    That this a-hole has the gall to bring up the safety of school children, when his father and party won’t do anything about school shootings and don’t care about kids catching COVID-19… is enough to make me pop blood pressure meds.

    He’s high on idiocy, and hypocrisy, that’s for sure.

    • Mel M says:

      It makes me so ragey I can’t even watch a second of anything from these people. I can o my read transcripts. Everything they say is a lie and my first reaction is anger towards them and then anger towards the media for not calling them out and pursuing them on all of it and then my anger is for all of the people I know who DGAF about all of it being out right hypocrisy and just the absolute ridiculousness of it all and still all in on them.

  25. Valerie says:

    Aw, no, he just loves his country! /s

  26. Annaloo. says:

    Maybe Daddy yelled at him before he went on

  27. Coco says:

    Conspiracy theory time: he has Covid and they had to pump him full of drugs so he could be propped up without a coughing fit.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Coco- good theory. I wonder if Kim G. is still sick too. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the Dotard himself is suffering which might explain the extra makeup he’s been wearing lately which is nearing blackface territory instead of it’s usual neon orange.

  28. Ann says:

    I’m learning new words here. “Naked, rail, key, 8 ball” . . . my drug understanding doesn’t go beyond high and drunk. Can someone explain what the former things describe?

    • GheeButtersnaps says:

      Ann – I believe “naked“ was a typo – and the OP followed up that it should have been “baked” – which is just another term for high.

      As the terms are used in the context of the comments – most commonly a rail (or rails) is a line (or lines) of cocaine, and an 8 ball is an eighth of an ounce of coke – or roughly 3 grams of cocaine – give or take.

  29. Wickster says:

    I also wonder if it isn’t COVID- eyes–red eyes being one of the early symptoms. It looks like something he could not control with eye drops– but why he allowed himself to be filmed looking that way is a mystery. (Then again, someone else could have told him, or used a filter as it was taped. Looks like those someones may not have cared that He and Kimberly looked like fools).

  30. ClaireB says:

    He’s really got that self-righteous confidence down pat, saying things like they are the gospel truth and knowing that weak-minded Americans will believe.

  31. Melissa Redhead says:

    That explains the weight loss remember DTJ used to be chubby and now all of a sudden is as thin as a rail. As far as his girlfriend is concerned I actually hope that she’s on drugs because if she’s not then…

  32. Lowrider says:

    Jr was on the View few months ago my initial thought then was, he’s on coke.

  33. Bean says:

    Fun Facts from my husband who was at Penn the same time as DJTJ: His nickname was diaper don b/c he always peed himself when he’d pass out from drinking. When his dad came to his dorm to take him to a yankees game, he was smacked for not wearing a suit and made to change.

  34. The Recluse says:

    That vile family’s plan is to move their grifting operation over to OAN, where they can cause trouble for Biden/Harris. It’s about money and propaganda. Never forget that Ivanka and Junior have eyes on the WH too.

  35. Scott says:

    He’s an ass! To hear him even speak about God is insulting the educated Christians! He’s probably never even read the Bible, at least in the right side up position.

  36. Just A Thought says:

    People just vote.