Donald Trump Jr. took a shot at “loser teachers,” who he claimed are indoctrinating children into socialism from the moment they’re born.
“You know what I love? I love seeing some young conservatives, ’cuz I know it’s not easy,” he said at a rally in El Paso ahead of a speech by his father, President Donald Trump, who was promoting his proposed border wall.
“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 don’t have to do it.”
.@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
The dig didn’t sit well with educators and those who support them:
“Loser teachers” is an interesting message for the GOP. https://t.co/7pK2g8B8X6— Anne Ursu (@anneursu) February 12, 2019
So Trump Jr. thinks teachers like me and many others are losers for teaching kids equality.— Horatio (@_skreetch_) February 12, 2019
@DonaldJTrumpJr - I am one of those “loser teachers” and I will do more good in the next five days in my classroom than you will do in the rest of your sorry life. You are the broken progeny of a failure of a father. Try breaking the cycle and being your own man. #beBetter https://t.co/kf1Jp2GfkY— defnotjennifer (@defnotjennifer) February 12, 2019
Loser teachers. Nice.— ❤️ (@IamAwarriorsFan) February 12, 2019
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.
Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr and @realDonaldTrump just putting this out their for my other #loserteachers tomorrow’s lesson will be on how to vote and get rid of the perpetrator of the worst viable cumstain ever pic.twitter.com/QO8y3z9lmC— Brandon Shuler, PhD (@BrandonShuler) February 12, 2019
Says the loser who works for his dad https://t.co/WRUGeCyI9X— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 12, 2019
"Loser teachers".— Mike Wickett (@mikewickett) February 12, 2019
Write that down. (You probably learned to write from a "loser teacher" so thank them). https://t.co/mswmDMJkRN
“Loser teachers” should go over well with the one in five American Federation of Teachers members who voted for Trump, and the one in three National Education Association members who voted for him. https://t.co/JknFCT1DE3— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 12, 2019
"And a big shout out to all the loser teachers with us here today." pic.twitter.com/FyssU2vSyr— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 12, 2019
My daughter is a teacher, my friends are teachers. I support our teachers; who are not into indoctrination, that's a political thing.— Kristi Richardson (@Krismaer53) February 12, 2019
“loser teachers” reveals more about Don Jr. than he realizes https://t.co/29r4dJUwPx— Mark Follman (@markfollman) February 12, 2019
You mean the schools that are paid for by tax dollars that are pooled together for the greater good? Those schools? Next thing you're going to tell me is that they get there by using roads that are also paid for by the government using pooled taxpayer money.— Bryan Bennett (@bryanbennett) 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
Teachers do not indoctrinate kids. It’s called learning. Academics, teamwork, social skills and - now - lock down drills. Not socialism, survival thru human compassion and kindness. And #guncontrol #momsdemand— ElizabethSchatzDoyle (@elizabethdoyle) February 12, 2019
Keep on talking, Trump Jr.— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) February 12, 2019
Teachers are powerful and teachers vote. 💅🏽 https://t.co/tZWx1FbRJh
My hat is off to all the "Loser" teachers who spend their lives working hard to teach our children to be critical thinkers, to weigh the evidence before them, to recognize that #factsmatter, and to call bullsh!t on the bullsh!tters.#mondaythoughts #TrumpElPaso— Aquatic Ecologist (@H2OEcologist) February 12, 2019
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.