Just before 7 p.m. on Halloween of 2017, Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet of his daughter tilting her orange bucket of candy toward the camera, and staring up forlornly at the photographer. Appended to the darling photo was a lesson, or an attempt at a lesson, by the father:
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
You are so lucky to have a dad who wants to teach you about socialism. It is hard to imagine that some kids, who are in many ways just like you, have to miss all the fun of Halloween and get no candy. Some have to stay home because they are just sick on that day, but there are others who are sick all the time, and others who are well but don’t have parents to go out with them and keep them safe. I think it’s a great idea if you are willing to share your candy with one of those kids, and if you do find one to do that for it would be a great example of what we call charity. And charity is certainly a good thing but, as your dad will explain, socialism is much more than that.
Once you find one poor child who had to stay home, you will probably also see that there are many others. And if you gave just one candy to each of them you would completely run out of candy with many still having nothing. But if all the kids in each street who got a lot of candy put some of it in a big box, and if some people got together and took those boxes around to give out candy to all of the kids who had to stay home, then that would be socialism. With socialism you can still go and visit one or two of the kids who couldn’t go out and maybe give them a bit extra, but you wouldn’t have to feel bad about all the others you couldn’t get to because you would know that the way things were set up would make sure that they all got at least a fair share.
Unfortunately we don’t yet have socialism in America, so no matter how hard you try there will be many who get no candy. But don’t feel too bad. There is something you can do to ensure that one day there will be no kids left out. When you grow up you can help to make America really great at last by working hard to elect a socialist government.