I think we’ve reached peak 2020 weirdness when the president’s son starts a Twitter feud with… Barbie?
Yes. Donald Jr is back on Twitter after his 11-hour suspension for endorsing quack doc Stella Immanuel …
… And the first thing he did was make a dumb political joke about America’s sweetheart.
Barbie, you see, recently unveiled the “Barbie 2020 Campaign Team” — made up of 4 diverse dolls including a candidate, a campaign manager, a fundraiser and a voter — “to expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in shaping the future”
Which is great.
But when Dorky Don Jr saw it (because…. he was… trolling the Barbie website?), his response was to slam the doll AND the Democrats.
‘Voter’ Barbie must be a Democrat because she’s already wearing an ‘I Voted’ sticker and yet she’s got another ballot in her hand.”
“Voter” Barbie must be a Democrat because she’s already wearing an “I Voted” sticker and yet she’s got another ballot in her hand. 🤔 https://t.co/kmOR09fUS6— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 29, 2020
Not the funniest of jokes, but we’re talking the Trumps, so… I’m sure their base was rolling on the floor. (“PWNED!”)
The makers of Barbie, however, were not so amused.
A Mattel spokesperson told TMZ:
“Barbie is not, and has never been, affiliated with a political party. Barbie has always encouraged girls to stand up for what they believe in and shows them they can be anything.”
The Mattel rep adds … “This doll set highlights a range of leadership roles to pique their interest in shaping the future and raise their voices – from the podium to the polls. This set also provides a tool to allow families to have conversations around important events and cultural moments through play.”
So take THAT, Don Jr! And leave the dollies alone!
(Photo: Mattel and Media Punch)