Don Jr. Is Getting Dragged After Claiming 'I Am Not an Elitist' in Instagram Selfie With Trump Fan in Coach
President Donald Trump's eldest son—Donald Trump Jr.—raised eyebrows with a claim that he's not an elitist.
Junior, who oversees his father's business dealings while also campaigning for him, boasted on Instagram that he likes "fishing, hunting, red meat, trucks and guns."
He touted in the same post that he tries to fly coach as often as he can.
Check out the photo below.
The flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
Dennis Harms, who originally posted the photo, laughed at the idea of any of the Democratic candidates flying coach.
The problem? Many of them have done just that, including Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
"Bet you won't be seeing any Democratic presidential hopefuls flying like this" https://t.co/Oun58tCGPN https://t.co/1YAeefWUSW— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1582554623.0
“No private planes for this campaign.” “We’re putting your $5, $10, $15 dollars to use & making sure we make the… https://t.co/3CePCfbQto— Wyatt Ronan (@Wyatt Ronan)1563715673.0
Bernie Sanders flying coach. This picture is iconic. #FeelTheBern #BernieOrBust https://t.co/qMha3gPBWb— Trap Donald Trump (@Trap Donald Trump)1458539912.0
While most of Junior's Instagram followers believed that he was a man of the people, Twitter was quicker to call him out on the misleading post.
A) The average American hasn’t even flown in the last year. B) I saw Beto flying SW coach last year. C) When you po… https://t.co/AFJQbQEaum— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1582513921.0
An hour in coach. The tragedy of it all! https://t.co/n6c7NL3YfO— Women Are The Majority (@Women Are The Majority)1582571459.0
lmao he just had his dad approve a license to hunt a grizzly bear but yea he’s a man of the ppl https://t.co/QZrwTZfUBi— truss fring (@truss fring)1582571110.0
Southwest Airlines doesn't offer first class seating and there are not a lot of fight offerings for that long 45 mi… https://t.co/G9WbP2hph7— Dusty (@Dusty)1582513706.0
Incredible! He is actually bragging about flying coach from Vegas to Phoenix! Wow! Jr. you really are a “drop off t… https://t.co/E2VeV4MEIz— Tommy Chong (@Tommy Chong)1582559611.0
Everyone goes coach on Southwest 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/tXUgkFQF4h— Zahra Billoo (@Zahra Billoo)1582524946.0
I am not an elitist. I just grew up in a golden tower with my name on it. https://t.co/Y5eR9nzPAp— Piet Dalmolen (@Piet Dalmolen)1582516596.0
As the son of an alleged billionaire does enjoy hunting large game, and occasionally obtains special hard-to-get hunting permits, possibly by leveraging his father's position. The Republican National Committee also used funds to buy nearly $100,000 worth of copies of Junior's book to boost its sales.
Perhaps flying in coach was just one of the "sacrifices" his family had to make.