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.
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.”
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.
“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