Mar-a-Lago owner Donald Trump‘s two son, Donald Jr. and Eric, are being raked over the coals for a series of photos of them participating in a bloody safari in Africa.
And according to dozens of photos of the Trumps posing with dead animals posted on wildlife protection websites, the brothers killed elephants, a leopard, crocodiles, water buffaloes and antelopes, among others.
In a particularly grotesque photo, the 34-year-old Jr. poses with a knife in one hand and the cut off tail of an elephant dead at his feet in the other hand.
The insults have been raining on Jr. and Eric, 28, through the worldwide websites for nearly a week — and the writer who called them “yellow backed bastards” on YouTube was actually kind compared to the hundreds of others.
The controversy was sparked by the hunting outfit Hunting Legends International’s site, huntinglegends.com, after it posted the photos and a long, glowing story about the brother’s foray into Zimbabwe, possibly in 2010. The story mentioned the brothers were so happy about the safari they scheduled another hunt for 2011 although no detail surfaced.
“Some serious tracking and good stalks soon put man to test against the true experience of hunting Africa’s big 5,” the huntinglegends.com story reads, “while testing all of our skills, patience and endurance against some of Africa’s most dangerous beasts. Donald and Eric never missed a beat and quickly showed our trackers and professional hunters alike, that these were not men to be under estimated.”
Donald Trump Sr.’s spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request for comment, but the star of Celebrity Apprentice told other news media: “My sons love hunting. They’re hunters and they’ve become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I’m surprised they like it.”
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