Monday 25 September 2017

'Americans often ask me to define the British word 'W*****'' - Hugh Grant has choice words for Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr has been criticised by Hugh Grant (AP/PA)
Donald Trump Jr has been criticised by Hugh Grant (AP/PA)

Laura Harding

The Four Weddings And A Funeral star shared a photograph of Donald Trump Jr brandishing a knife and holding the tail of an elephant he had hunted, along with the caption: "Americans often ask me to define the British word 'W*****'."

The pictures were taken on a trip to Zimbabwe in 2010, with other shots showing Trump Jr and brother Eric posing with a leopard they killed, as well as a hunted buffalo and their raft of guns.

They resurfaced in 2015 when actress Mia Farrow shared the leopard photograph after the death of Cecil the Lion.

She added the caption: "What sort of person could kill this beautiful animal? Trump sons could."

The younger Trump is currently at the centre of a media storm after the New York Times claimed he met with a Russian lawyer last year in the expectation of getting damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump Jr has retained a lawyer who called the report "much ado about nothing".

At the time the hunting pictures were first made public, Trump Jr defended his enthusiasm for hunting, writing: "Not a pr move I didn't give the pics but I have no shame about them either. I HUNT & EAT game."

He added: "I hunt it all. Just love to be outdoors w a gun or bow ."

Hunting Legends, the company that organised the Trumps' trip has said their hunt was "completely legal".

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