President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. bashed America’s “loser teachers,” whom he accused of turning young people into socialists “from birth” during a speech at his father’s pro-border wall rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night, reports The Washington Post.
“I love seeing some young conservatives because I know it’s not easy,” Trump told the crowd.
“Keep up that fight. Bring it to your schools. You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth. You can think for yourselves. They can’t,” he urged the crowd.
.@DonaldJTrumpJr's message to young conservatives: "Keep up that fight. Bring it to your schools. You don't have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth." pic.twitter.com/IGzyK48Ilp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 12, 2019
It was not immediately clear what the younger Trump was referring to since babies don’t have teachers that sell them on socialism “from birth.”
Teachers and others took to social media to fire back at Donald Jr.’s remarks:
“Loser teachers” is an interesting message for the GOP. https://t.co/7pK2g8B8X6
— Anne Ursu (@anneursu) February 12, 2019
Loser teachers. Nice.
I am a first year teacher. I have to buy my own supplies for my students to even have the basics to learn. I am too busy trying to get them ready for the next grade and worrying about where we are getting our next box of glue to indoctrinate them.
— ❤️ (@IamAwarriorsFan) February 12, 2019
The Trumps want you to believe teachers—who nurture youth to realize their potential—are losers, while Billionaires—who horde money made off of the hard work of others—are selfless heroes.
Striking teachers around the country are making the truth known!https://t.co/y2y5NFTCOf
— Jesse Hagopian (@JessedHagopian) February 12, 2019
“loser teachers” reveals more about Don Jr. than he realizes https://t.co/29r4dJUwPx
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) February 12, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. called teachers “losers” today. Must mean we’re doing something right. https://t.co/uRLJHgWFrP
— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) February 12, 2019
The teachers that work 60 hours a week in spite of subpar wages, bad standardized tests, and politicians set on destroying public education? Are those the teachers you're talking about? You just picked a fight you can't win, JR. #UnionStrong #LoserTeachers https://t.co/rw8tpsWn1Q
— Mx in Tx (@marconiplein) February 12, 2019
— Capitol Comments (@CapitolComments) February 12, 2019
Disappointed in @DonaldJTrumpJr over his comment on educators. Not once was I ever taught to be a Socialist. More important, not one of my Teachers was a loser. No excuses for stupidity, Don!
— William E. Woods for Kentucky Governor (@WoodsforKY) February 12, 2019