While Halloween is typically a fun celebration, Donald Trump Jr. decided to make it a lesson about socialism for his daughter. The Trump Organization executive received an onslaught of schooling from the likes of John Legend and others who called out his family’s economic advantages.
Trump’s tweet took issue with the system in which the government or a central system provides goods and services.
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
In response to the trick-or-treating message, many celebs, including John Legend called out Trump for his family’s privileges and his dad President Donald Trump’s policies.
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
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
Take 80% of her candy and give it to the top 1% of trick or treaters. You know like your dads’ tax plan.
— Monteqzuma (@monteqzuma) November 1, 2017
Man who inherited money from his father, who inherited it from *his* father, has lessons on making it on your own. https://t.co/3yPEccCF6b
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 31, 2017
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Others commented on the meaning of sharing.
Perhaps if you also told her the kid was too sick to get up and go trick or treating, and had no healthcare, she might learn about sharing. https://t.co/HAi8qwTB7z
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 1, 2017
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
One user was just glad to catch the responses.
Seeing everyone on twitter dragging Donald trump jr. for his dumbass socialism tweet pic.twitter.com/CapPahowuS
— hayley feldman (@hayley_feldman) November 1, 2017