Donald Trump Jr. roasted for trolling Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman over college bribery scam
On Tuesday, the FBI accused two ACT/SAT administrators, one exam proctor, one college administrator, nine athletic coaches and 33 parents of being involved in a massive nationwide bribery scheme to get lackluster students into prestigious colleges. The schools targeted in the bust included Georgetown, Yale, Stanford, the University of Texas, USC and UCLA.
Celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among the wealthy parents charged, which inspired hilarious memes referencing their popular TV shows, Desperate Housewives and Full House. Huffman was among those who bribed ACT/SAT proctors to doctor students' exam results, with or without their knowledge. Loughlin was among those who bribed coaches to designate their non-athlete children athletes, in some cases by doctoring photos to make them appear to be athletes.
According to the criminal complaint, Huffman coughed up $15,000 to get her oldest daughter's SAT score bumped up to 1420, which is 400 more points than she scored on the PSAT one year prior. Meanwhile, Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid half a million dollars to get their daughters into USC. They also staged a photo of their children on a rowing machine to get them recruited as part of the crew team, although they were not part any crew team, the FBI said.
In response to the scandal, Donald Trump, Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump and notorious right-wing Twitter troll, mocked the actresses on social media. He retweeted an old query from Felicity Huffman - "What are your best 'hacks' for the back-to-school season?" - and snarked, "I'm learning some new ones as we speak. Stay tuned."
In addition, Trump, Jr. retweeted an old tweet from Lori Loughlin - "There are more important things than money. Like doing the right thing. Words to live by." - and added a sarcastic quip, "Hollywood," in reference to her apparent hypocrisy.
But as they say, those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The 41-year-old executive vice president of the Trump Organization, which was founded by his grandfather Fred Trump, was scrutinized for getting into the fray. Many people are suspicious how Trump, Jr. got into the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, which just happens to have received more than $1.4 million from his father, Donald Trump. According to The Daily Pennsylvanian,Trump, Sr. had "limited involvement" until his son enrolled as a freshman.
There is no evidence that the Trumps committed wrongdoing in this instance, but Twitter roasted Trump Jr., nonetheless, as the privileged son of a privileged son. "Name one job you didn’t get from your dad," challenged one person, while another replied, "Since you feel so strongly about this issue you should release your high school records and SAT scores to show everyone how it’s done fair and square."
Meanwhile, a third observed, "You were literally incontinent during most of your Ivy League education, a reference to Vanity Fair senior reporter Emily Jane Fox’s new book, Born Trump. Fox claims that during his college years, Trump, Jr. was known as "Diaper Don" for his habit of passing out in classmate's rooms and wetting their beds.
But hey, thanks for weighing in, Diaper Don!