If nothing else, over the last couple of years, it’s become abundantly clear that Donald Trump Jr. is a deeply unfunny guy. And when combined with a severe lack of restraint and a Twitter habit that is second only to his father’s – well, it’s pretty much guaranteed that things aren’t going to end well. The most recent example of this came on Oct. 31, when Trump Jr. decided that it was a good idea to use his daughter’s Halloween haul to teach the nation a lesson.
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
If you’re thinking that the error here is the mistaken homophone – a frequent POTUS faux pas – unfortunately, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Not only does Trump Jr. seem to misunderstand the fundamental tenets of socialism, but he also seems not to get how Halloween trick-or-treating works. And let’s not ignore the fact that it’s a pretty awful thing to make your youngest child the center of a very, very bad joke on Twitter.
Thankfully, we were not alone in finding this tweet to be downright dreadful. The backlash against Trump Jr. was well-warranted, instantaneous, and frankly pretty damn hilarious to watch – so we’ve pulled some of the most notable responses to Trump Jr.’s lack of awareness on Halloween, socialism, and parenting, below.
My man, “socialism” was her getting that free candy in the first place. You taking half for reasons she can’t understand is capitalism https://t.co/w9x9zB0xLA