The whole point of trick-or-treating is that children get candy ― free ― from friendly neighbors. Everyone knows that, except Donald Trump Jr.
Yup, the president’s eldest son doesn’t seem to know how Halloween works.
In a tweet Tuesday, Don Jr. indicated that he would take half of his daughter’s Halloween haul and give it away to teach her about socialism. That didn’t go over well.
“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 on Twitter.
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
The tweet quickly backfired, with more than 30,000 comments. Here are some highlights:
You mean the candy that she got for free out of the goodness of strangers' hearts? 😂😂😂
— The GLARE ™ (@TheGlare_TM) October 31, 2017
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
Decent families call it kindness.
— Cassandra See (@cassandraheresy) October 31, 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
We had candy left over. My daughter asked to take it to school to share w/kids whose families don't have $ for luxuries. I'm a socialist. pic.twitter.com/P0uAZTVYMz
— BeaglesResist (@BeaglesResist) November 1, 2017
I think sharing with those that are less fortunate than you is a universal human value. Perhaps you could try her that.
— Chris B. (@siliconvalleyex) October 31, 2017
Never too early to teach class, integrity, charity, the joy of giving. Instead you teach her snark and entitlement.
— smrssss (@madmia2) 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
Good prep for when Mueller takes half her family and gives it to prison. Makes her costume a tad ironic though.
— Adam Burns (@ATWURNS) October 31, 2017
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
— 💀👻The News👻💀 (@Bearpigman) October 31, 2017
It's "TOO," not "TO." As in it's never TOO late for Chloe to teach you 2nd-grade English.
— The Canada Party (@theCanadaParty) November 1, 2017
Why don't you take a third of it and give it all to people who already have billions of pieces of candy
— Elle Oh Hell (@ElleOhHell) November 1, 2017
"honey, see this free candy you just got? don't share it with anyone. that's how the Trumps operate. we are selfish."
— Patricia BATeman🦇 (@Trisha_Bateman) October 31, 2017
Cool cool cool. Way to bring your daughter into the Trump way of dividing America.
— Eric Nerenberg (@ericner) October 31, 2017
It's weird that you'd let her dress up like a cop when the police are coming for you
— Amityville Handjob (@HunsV) November 1, 2017