Donald Trump Jr. is learning the hard way that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones—or rather, people in the White House shouldn’t tweet about something that their own father may very well be guilty of, like the university admissions scandal currently shaking Hollywood.
On Tuesday, Trump Jr. took to social media to condemn celebs like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who, following an FBI investigation, are being accused of bribing college administrators and coaches to accept their kids at top colleges like Yale and USC under false pretenses.
“Is it just me or is everyone in Hollywood strangely silent today?” he mocked. “Come on guys you’re always very vocal in forcing your opinions on everyone… What changed?”
He also replied to some of the actresses’ past tweets, like one from Huffman in 2016 that read, “What are your best ‘hacks’ for the back-to-school season?” Trump Jr. responded, “I’m learning some new ones as we speak. Stay tuned.”
And to Loughlin’s post saying, “There are more important things than money. Like doing the right thing,” he simply quipped, “Hollywood.”
But Twitter was not having it as people quickly fired back at the 41-year-old for his hypocritical statements. Many, including Bloomberg Opinion editor Tim O’Brien, called out the Trump family’s own sketchy history of questionable college admissions.
Is it just me or is everyone in Hollywood strangely silent today? Come on guys you're always very vocal in forcing your opinions on everyone… What changed?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2019
“Suddenly remembering that string of pledges by your father to Penn/Wharton in the 1990s — totaling at least $1.5 million — that coincided with the 1996 and 2000 enrollment there of you and Ivanka respectively,” O’Brien tweeted, linking to a 2016 article from The Daily Pennsylvanian that detailed the president’s generous donations that suspiciously occurred around the time his children attended Penn.
Suddenly remembering that string of pledges by your father to Penn/Wharton in the 1990s — totaling at least $1.5 million — that coincided with the 1996 and 2000 enrollment there of you and Ivanka respectively: https://t.co/VX6WWsQlyc https://t.co/urDm1iAL68
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) March 12, 2019
Others chimed in with their own scathing remarks. One user wrote, “Trump jr honestly believes he and his siblings got into their colleges via hard work and good grades.”