Donald Trump Jr. was left looking more than a little stupid after sharing a photo of his daughter on Twitter alongside a “joke” about socialism that backfired spectacularly.
Don Jr. posted a photo of his daughter Chloe, posing alongside a bucket of sweets accumulated from a night of trick-or-treating on Halloween.
“I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism,” he wrote alongside the image.
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
While there were plenty who obviously saw the “humour” in Don Jr.’s Tweet, plenty more were quick to point out the lesser Trump inherited much of his wealth, as his father did before him.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling led the charge with a pitch perfect response: “Fill her bucket with old candy left by her great-grandfather, then explain that she has more because she’s smarter than all the other kids.”
Fill her bucket with old candy left by her great-grandfather, then explain that she has more because she's smarter than all the other kids. https://t.co/0lbhHYyFe4
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 1, 2017
Other users were quick to note Donald Trump Jr.’s inability to understand the difference between “to” and “too” as well.
Maybe you could start by teaching her the difference between “to” and “too” #MakeGrammarGreatAgain
— Damon Marx (@DashMarx) October 31, 2017
It's also never too early to teach her basic English. Like the difference between to, two and too. https://t.co/dD3wEsynz5
— Jonathan Pie (@JonathanPieNews) November 1, 2017
Meanwhile musician John Legend, another staunch anti-Trump celebrity, also weighed in, Tweeting “You teach her about nepotism and fraud everyday. I guess it’s good to teach socialism to mix it up.”
You teach her about nepotism and fraud everyday. I guess it’s good to teach socialism to mix it up. https://t.co/4sfaTueNc8
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 31, 2017
And he wasn’t the only one to weigh in…
"Hold still little Chloe, Daddy's got to be a dick about something on the internet and he needs your help." https://t.co/7b9RbnBEq7
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 1, 2017
Or maybe your kid can teach you about sharing, a concept most humans learn in Kindergarten. https://t.co/8FhGU2gMJx
— Adam Nathaniel Peck (@adamnpeck) November 1, 2017
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 1, 2017
My son and I are taking half of his candy & donating it, because he recognizes that he has more than he needs. https://t.co/sD4e8Nvy0l
— Jacqui (@WritesAsheville) November 1, 2017
why not simply give Chloe the keys to an entire chocolate factory run by other kids to teach her about capitalismhttps://t.co/DYpMHcW5Du
— thank u frailty (@shonfaye) November 1, 2017
I am going to take all her candy and then pay her one piece of candy for gathering it for me. Never too early to teach her about capitalism https://t.co/TUmPV7fSOY
— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) November 1, 2017
That's…erm…not how socialism works 🤔 https://t.co/YQb6TCbcGj
— Ruth Alflat 💡 (@RuthAlflat) November 1, 2017
Don Jr. is one of several members of the Trump clan is currently employed in the Trump Organisation – a company owned and once headed up by his daddy, Donald.
That would be the same Donald Trump who inherited that business, along with millions and millions of dollars from his father, Fred Trump.
While Halloween is traditionally a time to dress up in scary costumes, see friends and eat sweets, it would seem the Trump clan would rather use the occasion to push their own political agendas.
During a recent visit of trick-or-treating children to the White House, Donald Trump took the opportunity to make several barbed comments about the media and his success as President.
The comments were in stark contrast to his predecessor President Barack Obama, who always used the occasion to get into the spirit of things and make sure any kids visiting the White House had a good time.