Former US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, has broken his social media silence following a disturbing hack of his X account that resulted in fake death messages and more alarming statements.
Trump Jr, 45, suggested a link between the hack and Hunter Biden, posting on X (formerly Twitter): “I’m back…Hunter Biden must have hacked my account!!!”
The hacker took over Trump Jr’s account and posted a series of messages on Wednesday. One of the most notable articles falsely claimed that his father, Donald Trump, had died and that he would run for president in 2024. Other articles mentioned North Korea and called out prominent figures like President Joe Biden and Elon Musk, one of them being a message containing a racist slur.
Community Notes, a feature on “You must be hacked,” one user noted. The term “hacked” was all the rage on X at that time.
Trump Jr’s brother Eric also commented on the hack, seemingly taking the situation lightly, saying: “I don’t want @DonaldJTrumpJr to get his account taken back – it’s so funny.”
All messages posted by the hacker were deleted around 9:00 that morning. Trump Jr. later announced he would address the hacking situation on his podcast, Triggered, with former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell.
In an Instagram video, he said: “A LIVE NOW ON RUMBLE! So much to say, my message to the hackers, plus important news from former Acting DNI, Ric Grenell.”
Trump Jr’s return to social media was warmly received by his supporters, with some finding humor in the situation. Former President Trump has not released any official statement regarding his son’s hacked account or the false claims regarding his own death.