Donald Trump Jr., whose father is rich, and whose father’s father was rich, and whose father’s father’s father was rich, joked on Twitter about taking away half of his daughter’s Halloween candy and giving it to another kid 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 [sic] early to teach her about socialism,” Trump Jr. wrote.
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
“Why not give half a thought to the less fortunate?” wrote Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol, a Republican. “It’s never too late for adults to learn not to be smug about being born on third base.”
Others argued that a better illustration of socialism might be, say, a bunch of neighbors mutually agreeing to share their candy with one another’s children.
It’s been a good couple days for weird metaphors from Team Trump: On Monday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders used an analogy about beer to explain taxes.
Here are some other tweets:
The candy she got when her rich father took her door to door begging for a handout from people who have less money than him?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) November 1, 2017
I’m going to send my kid out with her bag already full and tell her she earned it so she can learn about arrogance and privilege.
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) November 1, 2017
Present her with half of an elephants tail, it’s never too early to teach her about not respecting life. pic.twitter.com/s5hRwAZUvs
— Lucky (@Lucky_J) November 1, 2017
Sick to use your kid for political ends.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 31, 2017
What kind of SLIME has so few scruples that he'd just use his own young child for some (idiotically clumsy) political points scoring??
— Anthony O'Connell (@oneAOC) November 1, 2017