Donald Trump Jr. mocked a non-binary official of Joe Biden’s Department of Energy on Twitter. However, he himself was slammed after he posted the tweet.
On Monday, news broke about Sam Brinton being charged with theft in connection to a September incident.
On Monday evening, Trump Jr. shared a story about the arrest of the 34-year-old, who uses they/them pronouns. They are the first non-binary person to hold this position.
The headline read of the news read “Joe Biden’s non-binary drag queen nuclear waste guru Sam Brinton, 34, is charged with theft after they were ‘caught on camera stealing a bag’ from Minneapolis Airport’s baggage claim.”
Trump Jr wrote: “Who cares if Biden’s non-binary Nuclear Waste Guru and ‘kink activist’ is also a felon, I’m sure they/them is super competent at managing the nation’s nuclear waste program, we live in a meritocracy.”
Several Twitter users criticized Trump Jr for his tweet.
“Almost everybody who worked for your dad went to jail and became a felon. Roger Stone, Gates, Bannon, Flynn,Cohen, and so many more. So who are you to talk? And more is going to Jail. Maybe even your pops,” Andre Levingston, co-founder of National Basketball League of Canada, replied to his tweet.
In June this year, Brinton made headlines after becoming the deputy assistant secretary of spent fuel and waste disposition in the Department of Energy.
They told E&E News in October: “There’s been a lot of people who are quite upset that don’t think that I am quite as qualified as others… I respond with multiple graduate degrees from MIT, a decade of working in nuclear policy, and the strongest enthusiasm for working in nuclear waste out of anybody.”
In a complaint from October 27, it is alleged that Brinton allegedly snatching a Vera Bradley suitcase reportedly worth $2,325.
They were later seen using the stolen suitcase on at least two occasions, while traveling to Washington, DC, on September 18 and October 9, investigators said.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton first told the officer. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”
However, they later confessed to not being honest. If convicted, Brinton could face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.