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2012 Interview features Trump, Jr. Joking about Aurora Shooting

by Josh Guckert

In a recently rediscovered interview, Donald Trump, Jr. makes a joke about the Aurora shooting on the same day it occurred.

As reported by The Denver Post, Trump, Jr. appeared on the “Opie and Anthony” show on July 20, 2012. During the segment, the hosts played interviews with witnesses to the infamous shooting inside the theater. After clips were played, Trump, Jr. states “Overall, I give the movie two thumbs up.”

The remarks were first reported on Tuesday by CNN. Sandy Phillips, the mother of Aurora victim Jessica Ghawi, said “this recording shows the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” She went on to say, “This recording goes beyond politics — it’s disturbing and painful,” in a statement released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Phillips said, “We’ve already known that his father is a crass, blustery billionaire who cares zero about other people’s struggles or pain.”

Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll, who represents Aurora, said Trump, Jr. should “apologize immediately to the families and victims affected by this terrible tragedy,” and that the “loss of life, and horror faced by this community and all in that theater that day, is no joke.”

Colorado is considered to be an important state for Trump if he is to reach the requisite 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

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