Donald Trump Jr. tweeted Thursday that federal prosecutors only dismissed charges of DWI and reckless driving against rock icon Bruce Springsteen because of “liberal privilege.”
Trump Jr., 43, gave his take on Wednesday’s dismissal to his 6.7 million followers, citing a Post article on the outcome.
“I’d say it’s #WhitePrivilege but we all know it’s really #LiberalPrivilege,” read the the post, which had been retweeted more than 3,200 times by Thursday afternoon.
While prosecutors dropped the two charges, Springsteen, 71, pleaded guilty to a single count of drinking in a closed area stemming from his Nov. 14 arrest at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook.
Prosecutors noted that The Boss’ blood alcohol content was just 0.02 at the time, or far below the state’s legal limit while driving of 0.08.
“I had two small shots of tequila,” Springsteen said during the virtual hearing.
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Assistant US Attorney Adam Baker said Springsteen refused to take a preliminary breathalyzer at the park, but he was not required by law to do so.
“He did submit to the legally required breath test when he was at the ranger station,” Baker told a judge.