Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Prince Harry's First Amendment Comments

Donald Trump Jr. has taken aim at Prince Harry, who called the First Amendment "bonkers", and said he had "1776 reasons" why the British royal is wrong.

The firebrand conservative figure hit out at Prince Harry on Twitter in a quote tweet where he referred to a Daily Caller article with the headline "Prince Harry says America's First Amendment is 'bonkers.'"

On Monday night, he posted: "I can think of at least 1776 reasons why he's wrong but at least he has the freedom here to make stupid takes."

His tweet referred to comments made by the controversial royal during his time on the Armchair Expert podcast where he said the constitutional right to free speech was "a huge subject and one which I don't understand."

The Duke of Sussex added: "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers."

He added: "I don't want to start going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one which I don't understand because I've only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.

"You can capitalize or exploit what's not said rather than uphold what is said."

I can think of at least 1776 reasons why he’s wrong but at least he has to freedom here to make stupid takes. https://t.co/DBXiO1ZzM5

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 18, 2021

The prince did not explain what exactly it was about the First Amendment that led him to think it was "bonkers."

In the U.K., freedom of expression is balanced against other aspects of the law, such as the right to privacy under the Human Rights act.

The country's libel laws are considerably tougher than those in the U.S. where there are protections for claims made about public figures.

Trump Jr.'s. comments about Prince Harry are his latest in a series of attacks he has directed against him and his wife, Meghan Markle.

Last month, Trump Jr. mocked the power couple's multi-million-dollar Spotify contract when he shared a New York Post article with the headline "Harry and Meghan's $25M Spotify deal a 'kick in the teeth' to musicians.'"

In response, Trump Jr. mockingly tweeted: "Stop oppressing them!!!!"

He was also one of several figures on the right who hit out at the couple over their interview with Oprah Winfrey where they claimed they had been targeted by racists.

Donald Trump Jr., a video he posted to Rumble, compared Harry to a "guy in a hostage interview" who has been "brainwashed into some sort of woke reality."

The couple traded the U.K. for the U.S. after they stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in January 2020.

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Donald Trump Jr. hit out at Prince Harry on Twitter. In this photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then-U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Republican National Committee Victory Rally at Dalton Regional Airport January 4, 2021 in Dalton, Georgia. Alex Wong / Staff/Getty