The 43-year-old, who has five children, began sharing the posts around 24 hours after Thursday’s tragic incident on Thursday’s New Mexico filming where Mr Baldwin and Ms Hutchins were shooting the low-budget western Rouiller outside of Santa Fe.
On Friday, Mr Trump posted a photo of the actor – who usurped his father, America’s 45e president, on Saturday Night Live – which was captioned, “That look when an anti-gun nut kills more people with a gun than your vast gun collection has ever made …”
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are well known for their love of the hunt and have been criticized by conservation and animal rights activists in the past. Mr. Baldwin is a staunch supporter of Democratic and leftist causes.
On Saturday, Mr Trump posted a photo of Mr Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, with a crude caption that poked fun at an earlier controversy over his language skills and heritage.
That wasn’t even the primary focus, however, with Mr Trump writing, ‘Why don’t those who hate guns so much have no problem taking advantage of them.’
Around the same time, he posted another meme on Instagram Stories of a trigger-happy cartoon character, in addition to reposting the account of Dakota Meyer – former Marine and ex-husband of Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of Sarah Palin. The pair are the parents of two children, the first of whom was conceived before their marriage and while Bristol was working for a non-profit organization promoting abstinence-only education.
In the Dakota Meyer meme shared by Trump, the Medal of Honor winner posts a photo of Mr. Baldwin and writes, “I wonder if he’ll star himself in the SNL sketch ……. This man has earned his pleasant (sic) living at the expense of others.
“The sad part is that this woman’s life has been taken by someone who will never be held responsible. “