In a tweet Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. marked Halloween by saying that he planned to take half of his daughter's candy 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 [too] early to teach her about socialism," the President's eldest son tweeted as a caption to a photo of his daughter dressed in a police officer costume and holding a bucket of candy.
Trump Jr.'s tweet quickly backfired, however, with more than 30,000 comments that sound a lot like these:
"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," tweeted J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" books.
Another tweet from the socialist magazine Jacobin read: "Just wait until she finds out about capital income!"
And one person on Twitter wrote that socialism "was her getting that free candy in the first place. You taking half for reasons she can't understand is capitalism."
Read more reactions here:
Trump Jr. plans to take daughter's Halloween candy
She'd probably be okay with it, too, because most kids understand that sharing is a good thing. https://t.co/EF7oIYd1uh
@HoarseWisperer @DonaldJTrumpJr "honey, see this free candy you just got? don't share it with anyone. that's how th… https://t.co/8og7MXCLhD
@DonaldJTrumpJr Never too early to teach class, integrity, charity, the joy of giving. Instead you teach her snark and entitlement.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Yes, it would be HORRIFYING to see your little girl share her free candies with other kids. Let's m… https://t.co/Izv8OYa6CJ
@DonaldJTrumpJr That's a wonderful idea, teaching her to share with others who weren't able to participate. Too bad… https://t.co/KEIm1NhNck
The no-strings attached candy that she received from strangers? https://t.co/fHZt6B47lb
@DonaldJTrumpJr Wait wait wait I just noticed something is she dressed as a cop???🤣🤣🤣🤣 is she there to arrest one of you?
@DonaldJTrumpJr One day, you’re going to have to explain to your daughter that you tweeted a picture of her as a me… https://t.co/2GipVqvhwd
@DonaldJTrumpJr maybe u should teach her how to visit u and grandpa in prison... u deluded spawn of satan #TrumpRussia #JRitsOVER
@DonaldJTrumpJr Why don't you take a third of it and give it all to people who already have billions of pieces of candy
@DonaldJTrumpJr Halloween candy are literally handouts you wooden clod
@DonaldJTrumpJr Decent families call it kindness.
@DonaldJTrumpJr It's "TOO," not "TO." As in it's never TOO late for Chloe to teach you 2nd-grade English.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Lesson # 1: Halloween candy is given FREE to children by people who pay for it with their own money.
@DonaldJTrumpJr When I was sick on Halloween when I was 6 and had to stay home, my brother gave me half his candy.… https://t.co/fPEWydUA6k
@DonaldJTrumpJr Sick to use your kid for political ends.
Better idea: have her take out loans, use the money to buy and eat candy, then default and declare bankruptcy. That… https://t.co/LBp3MkUopi
My man, "socialism" was her getting that free candy in the first place. You taking half for reasons she can't under… https://t.co/nShq0yjbvZ
@DonaldJTrumpJr Good prep for when Mueller takes half her family and gives it to prison. Makes her costume a tad ironic though.
She was given candy for free.
You inherited all your money.
You met with Russian spies.
It’s “too”. https://t.co/Bsf5wkQxST
@DonaldJTrumpJr We had candy left over. My daughter asked to take it to school to share w/kids whose families don't… https://t.co/9FucICjrBV
Fill her bucket with old candy left by her great-grandfather, then explain that she has more because she's smarter… https://t.co/jCh5CQsnbz
@DonaldJTrumpJr I think sharing with those that are less fortunate than you is a universal human value. Perhaps you could try her that.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Take 80% of her candy and give it to the top 1% of trick or treaters. You know like your dads' tax plan.
@DonaldJTrumpJr You mean the candy that she got for free out of the goodness of strangers' hearts? 😂😂😂
This is not the first time the President's son has made rounds on Twitter for a candy-related metaphor.
Just last year, Trump Jr. took to Twitter with a metaphor involving a photo of a bowl full of Skittles.
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In this metaphor, all of the Skittles were all refugees, but three of them were poison.