Socialism, capitalism and Trump Jr's Halloween candy

Socialism, capitalism and Trump Jr's Halloween candy

Socialism, capitalism and Trump Jr's Halloween candy

In case you missed it, Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., recently posted a Halloween tweet in which he claimed he would take away half his daughter's candy in order to teach her about socialism (what?). "It's never to early to teach her about socialism", the tweet read.

"I'm going to take half of Chloe's candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home", he wrote.

And then there is just the general heartlessness as many mentioned, behind the tweet.

In a statement emailed to Mic, Stevenson elaborated on her point: Trump Jr. Maybe he's like many other sweet-toothed parents with a guilt complex, occasionally inserting life lessons as a reason to pilfer candy. What of the kids that don't come from loving homes? Just take some candy from your trick or treaters & give her even more.

Indeed, other academics pointed out that responsible parents do, in fact, provide social safety nets to their kids in the form of care and education, a point University of Chicago political scientist Justin Grimmer made on Twitter by inverting Trump Jr.'s premise.

Donald Trump not here for children having lighthearted Halloween fun.

"Kids had a great time and ate way too much candy", he shared.

Wolfers also got a corrective tweet in Tuesday: "Where did you get all your candy, genius?"

But aside from immortalizing his child in such a classless fashion, Trump's analogy fails to ask itself where Chloe got all that candy in the first place.

Donald Trump Jr was already noted a few days ago, by posting on Instagram a fake one of Time showing his father, Donald Trump, in his costume of Super-Man...

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