RNC's birthday wishes request for Eric Trump doesn't go as planned

The Republican National Committee was widely mocked after it asked people on Twitter to sign a virtual birthday card for Eric Trump on Friday.

Most respondents questioned why the RNC wanted them to send wishes to a private citizen. After all, President Donald Trump’s second son (who turns 34 on Saturday) is not a member of his father’s administration.

He does still find time to fight his father’s corner, however, as evidenced this week when he appeared to accuse talk show host Ellen DeGeneres of being part of the so-called “deep state.”

Other tweeters suggested sending copies of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book about the Trump White House, as a gift.

A sampling of the responses are as follows: 

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@SchrodngrsTrump @GOP @EricTrump My sister in law’s bday is next week, and she’s a Republican...can you coordinate similarly for her?
@GOP @EricTrump How is this normal? He's got no official role of any kind in government--or even in the @GOP. Is th… https://t.co/4YN4wG7KJJ
@GOP @EricTrump https://t.co/oiqS1uD3Xm
@GOP @EricTrump For an early bday present I am happy to send you a copy of Fire & Fury. Let me know if you want the… https://t.co/Cf56qai9Sp
@GOP @EricTrump Don’t remember @GOP asking us to do this for the Bush girls. Certainly don’t begrudge the guy enjoy… https://t.co/Gb5ttet6lD
@GOP @EricTrump https://t.co/ewZmISV2MT
@GOP @EricTrump The happiest of birthdays from your #1 fan... https://t.co/Ji0Dgf6MFA
@GOP @EricTrump Hey GOP. It's my daughter's birthday. If you can ask us to sign a birthday card for a private citi… https://t.co/iaFphUfD6P
@GOP @EricTrump Happy Birthday Eric https://t.co/mKPkkyVmjC
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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