The new line of Barbie dolls meant to inspire all girls to raise their voices and take an interest in public service quickly became political when Donald Trump Jr. got involved… but the toy company shut it down. Shortly after, the Barbie 2020 campaign team – made up of 4 diverse dolls including a candidate, campaign manager, fundraiser and voter – was unveiled to “expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in shaping the future ”. .. Don Jr. used it to shoot Democrats. Don tweeted… “Barbie” voter “must be a Democrat because she already wears an“ I Voted ”sticker and yet she has another ballot in her hand. “
This isn’t the most original joke, and according to the creators of Barbie … it’s also inaccurate. A spokesperson for Mattel told TMZ… “Barbie is not, and never has been, affiliated with a political party. Barbie has always encouraged girls to stand up for what they believe in and show them that they can be anything. “ The Mattel rep adds… “This doll set highlights a range of leadership roles to pique their interest in shaping the future and have their voices heard – from the podium to polls. This set also provides a tool for families to have conversations. important events and cultural moments through play. “ Of course, the Don Jr. joke comes like President Trump continues to argue that postal voting is fraudulent and will only benefit Democrats in the next election. The truth is, there is no fact to back it up … quite like Jr.’s jab at Barbie.