Trump Jr. lashes out at PETA over Halloween costume

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday lashed out at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals over its “Donald Trump Jr.” Halloween costume.

“Ironically, there are few orgs in world history that have as much animal blood on their hands as PETA. You hypocrites are literally an animal slaughter factory. ‘In the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, & other domestic animals,’” President Trump’s son tweeted.

Trump Jr. also included a link to the Huffington Post article he referenced.

PETA recently debuted the costume and said it was inspired by “the trophy-hunting photo that showed the Trump brothers grinning while clutching the body of a dead leopard.”

It features a bloody camouflage jacket, a red hat with Trump Jr.’s name written in white, name tag that says “half-cocked,” and, of course, a large stuffed leopard “in a pouncing position.”

“There’s nothing more frightful than an entitled ghoul who gets his kicks from gunning down wild animals,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said of the ensemble. “This Halloween, PETA will help people poke fun at someone who believes that the world and its wildlife are here for him to take.”