|Donald Trump Jr. took this Halloween pic of|
his daughter Chloe to make a stupid political point,
and boy that did not go well at all.
He took a sad pic of his young daughter Chloe at Halloween with this message: "I'm going to take half of Chloe's candy tonight & give it to some kids who sat at home. It's never to (sic) early to teach her about socialism."
As many respondents and The Guardian pointed out, this was a, um, flawed analysis of socialism. Of course he was also using his young daughter as a political prop and demonstrating his own selfishness, but we've come to expect that from the Trump family.
A good response came from Elite Bear Agents:
"My man, 'socialism' was her getting that free candy in the first place. You taking half for reasons she can't understand is capitalism."
Then there's nice from Nick Pettigrew:
"Your kid went begging from hard-working people for candy. The kid who stayed home got theirs because their parents worked to pay for it. In your simile, if anyone's the socialist, it's Chloe."
I liked this response from Matt Blackwell, too:
"It's telling that junior thinks that 'walking around getting gifts from people' is a good metaphor for 'earning money.'"
The ever-reliable and wise J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, also responded beautifully with this sarcastic missive to Junior:
"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."
I'll close with my favorite snipe at Junior, given the tax "reform" plan Junior's dad is pushing: Amir said this:
"Or you could just take 99% of Chloe's candy, eat it, and tell her to wait for it to trickle down."