A video from a 2009 Robin Williams special, showing the late comedian making fun of then-Vice President Joe Biden, has been circulating online in recent days. Eric Trump shared the video on Twitter — and Williams' daughter, Zelda Williams, responded, saying her dad also made fun of President Trump.
The now-viral clip is from Williams' special, "Weapons of Self Destruction." In it, the late comedian says: "We still have great comedy out there. There's always rambling Joe Biden." He proceeds to mock Biden, flubbing his words.
On Thursday, President Trump's son Eric shared the clip on Twitter with a caption saying: "Robin Williams just savages Joe Biden."
Williams' 31-year-old daughter retweeted the video, adding her response: "While we're 'reminiscing' (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad. I did. Promise you, it's much more 'savage.'" Williams, an actress, director and producer, added: "Gentle reminder that the dead can't vote, but the living can."
In the years before Robin Williams one clip from 2012, before Mr. Trump ran for office, Williams called him "a scary man.", the comedy legend had made some pointed jokes at Mr. Trump's expense. In
"He owns all these beauty pageants... isn't that bit like Michael Vick owning a series of pet stores? It's a f***ing catch-and-release program for him," Williams says during the performance. "This is a man who said, 'My daughter is hot.' Even people in Arkansas went, 'That's f***ing wrong. That's just way out of place.'"
Zelda Williams' post about her dad comes just weeks after she honored him on what would have been his 69th birthday.
"Today would've been Dad's 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can," she tweeted. "Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today."
Williams also posted a message to fans ahead of the anniversary of her father's death, which is August 11. In a tweet on Monday, Williams said while she is "constantly touched by all of your boundless continued love for him, some days it can feel a bit like being seen as a roadside memorial — a place, not a person —where people drive past and leave their sentiments and then go about their days comforted their love for him was witnessed."
She told followers, "if you find yourself in crisis and seek out this page hoping to be closer to him somehow, please use any of the following resources if you find you need them." She then attached contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, The Veterans Crisis Line, Crisis Text Line and the Trevor Project.