Donald Trump Jr Supports WWE Superstar Over Controversial Remarks

Published 06/03/2020, 10:29 PM EDT


Jaxson Ryker has been receiving heated reactions for his Tweet praising the US President, Donald Trump. The tragic death of George Floyd has led to wide-scale protests across the country. The WWE Superstar seemingly chose the wrong side to support as he faced a lot of flak for his tweet.

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Ryker wrote, “ Thankful for the @POTUS we have! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More

The ‘forgotten no more’ phrase at the end received much hate and the public, in general, hated his support for the US President.

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Donald Trump Jr. Responds to the WWE Superstar

Trump Jr. noticed the WWE Superstar’s Tweet and thanked Ryker for his service in the marines. In addition, he mentioned how his father will always do what is right for the United States. 

My father will always stand up for our country and everyone in it. Thank you for your service in the Marines!” Trump Jr. Tweeted.

Jaxson Ryker is a former Marine who has served in the Iraq war. He started his career as a professional wrestler back in 2001, but it took him 16 years to reach the WWE.

Part of the current SmackDown roster, Ryker is yet to make a remarkable impact among the fans. 

The Ryker controversy

President Donald Trump addressed the public recently, and he declared he’d deploy the military to enforce law and order in the country. Ryker decided to give his share of political support to the President, but it went downhill.

Jaxson Rykers of the Forgotten Sons got himself surrounded by haters because of a single Tweet. Enraged viewers did their digging and found an old post from the Superstar that he calls ‘Black Lives Matter’ notion as garbage.

Ryker tried to take care of the situation, but the damage had already been done. 

Fellow WWE Superstars also raged on Ryker. You’d expect work colleagues to support you, but that wasn’t the case here as Superstars such as Kevin Owens, Mustafa Ali and others were very vocal about their opinion on Ryker supporting Trump. 

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It remains to be seen how this scenario will affect Ryker going forward with his career. Ryker has changed his social media account settings so as to make sure that people don’t dig deeper.

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With the Superstar having realized his mistake, he could use this time to make things right on his behalf.

 

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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