You would think that with the heavily reported controversy over the costs of President Trump’s frequent and extravagantly expensive trips to Mar-a-Lago at massive taxpayer cost, that his son Donald, Jr. would have a little more discretion when he hops on board Air Force One for a free ride.
But, nooooooo, Junior had to flaunt his first ride on the Presidential jet by posting on Twitter and Instagram for all the world to see.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 16, 2017
Of course, the folks on Twitter let him know what they thought about getting to ride on Daddy’s big plane:
Might be your last trip on it. Criminal
— Zach Alan (@zwash300) April 16, 2017
With the amount of bankruptcies, i would say silver plated spoon, not full silver
— crystal white (@kris7813) April 16, 2017
With a record deficit & $20 trillion in debt, your family spending $84 million of Tax payers money on your family vacations so far is wrong!
— Alex Haditaghi (@Alexhaditaghi) April 16, 2017
We hate all of your family and will rejoice on impeachment day when you all have to leave America in shame.
— AKA Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
Hope you enjoyed the taxpayer funded vacation while millions are homeless, starving, can't get basic services. Is this #makingamericagreat
— Deb Smith (@wordsmithgirl) April 16, 2017
I want my money back … I'm tired of paying for your vacations at properties that you own. Stop lining your pockets w/taxpayer $$$
— Teresa B (@resa53) April 16, 2017
So glad you didn't choke on that silver spoon while free loading off the taxpayers today! Maybe next time!
— 37 Years (@poundthetin) April 16, 2017
There are lots more scathing replies on Twitter. Perhaps Junior will keep his boasting to himself next time.
Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.