Another day, another ill-advised tweet sent out by the Trump family. Changing things up a bit this week was Donald Jr., who took over for his dad in the ‘Why Would You Ever Tweet That’ department.
The younger Trump thought it would be a great idea to use Halloween as a backdrop for teaching his young daughter Chloe and all his followers about socialism. Unfortunately, his point missed the mark, taking a glorious holiday filled with costumes and candy and turning it into a Twitter firestorm. This is why we can’t have nice things.
Posting a picture of his daughter showing off her Halloween candy, Donald Jr. tweeted “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.”
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
Oh, Junior. So close, yet so, so far.
Not surprisingly, Twitter had a field day with the tweet, with users taking issue with a variety of topics.
We can always depend on JK Rowling to keep it real.
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
Actor Zach Braff used bullet points to lay out his argument.
She was given candy for free.
You inherited all your money.
You met with Russian spies.
It’s “too”. https://t.co/Bsf5wkQxST
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 1, 2017
One teacher pointed out that Halloween isn’t accessible for all children, something the Trumps may not ‘get.’
I work in a school where half the kids can’t even afford a Halloween costume and the neighborhoods are too bad to trick or treat in any way
— CheekyMonkey (@CheekyM18628616) November 1, 2017
Well, this is ironic.
Spoken like someone who doesn’t actually understand what socialism is.
— Lisa Mcquade (@lasmcquade) November 1, 2017
Many thought Donald Jr. misused the word socialism instead of capitalism.
Here’s an idea: Take the candy away from her and hoard it to show her how capitalism works. 🖕🏼
— Scott Bloom (@sbloom85) November 1, 2017
Savage, but true.
Teach her what the word “indictment” means
— Jeff (@theblasucci) November 1, 2017
Like, what does the little girl’s look really mean?
That look she’s giving you isn’t about her candy; its disappointment that your using her for a lesson in douche baggery 101
— Claire (@clairetasmic) November 1, 2017
We have a feeling Grandpa Donald will likely come after his nemesis Rosie O’Donnell for her tweet.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 31, 2017
This tweet managed to bring down the entire Trump family in 140 characters.
You could teach your kid to be thankful but you will need to ask someone outside the family about it.
— kyle pearce (@photokp) November 1, 2017
This seems so familiar. Didn’t someone else do something similar with hotels?…
Eat all candy, file for bankruptcy & leave small, unpaid, candy makers to foot the bill.
— jimmy.jazz (@joe_rockabilly) November 1, 2017
Some couldn’t help but point out the glaring grammatical error.
It’s never TOO early TO learn the difference between “too” and “to”! 😳
— Hattie Wales (@hattiewales) November 1, 2017
Justice 4 Chloe.
She worked much harder for that candy than you did your money. She probably went door to door. You just went to daddy.
— Jeremy’s Iron (@noroomforhumans) November 1, 2017
Others stayed focused on the lack of candy in the plastic pumpkin. Donald Jr. must not have taken Chloe to the ‘nice’ neighborhoods. No full-sized chocolate bars? Pffft.
pretty weak haul for Halloween. I would keep it.
— George (@firstn8ion) November 1, 2017
It feels like 2017 has been a parody.
When I saw this last night I thought this was a parody account, then I realized it is actually something this stupid family would say.
— Bent Wing Bird (@bent_wing) November 1, 2017
Some Twitter users pointed out that like all situations, this is yet another time to blame Hillary Clinton.
Eat her candy while she’s sleeping. In the morning tell her HRC did it. It’s never to early to condition her to fake news.
— Blake Brousseau (@cinetrope) November 1, 2017
Leave it to comedian Ricky Gervais to bring some levity to the situation.
Calm down everyone. He’s only joking.
He’d never really teach her that sharing is a good thing. https://t.co/RE6HsgnhCK
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 1, 2017
Sharing is caring. Now pass the mini Snickers.