Barbie has put out a brand-new line of dolls that are meant to inspire girls to “raise their voices and get interested in public service.” the collection includes four diverse dolls. One of the dolls is a candidate, another is a campaign manager, one is a fundraiser and the fourth is a voter.
Shortly after the Barbie 2020 Campaign Team was unveiled Donald Trump Jr. used the campaign to take a shot at Democrats.
Trump Jr. Tweeted, “Voter’ Barbie must be a Democrat because she’s already wearing an ‘I Voted’ sticker and yet she’s got another ballot in her hand.”
The toy company was quick to shut Trump Jr down.
“Barbie is not, and has never been, affiliated with a political party. Barbie has always encouraged girls to stand up for what they believe in and shows them they can be anything,” a Mattel representative told TMZ.
“This doll set highlights a range of leadership roles to pique their interest in shaping the future and raise their voices – from the podium to the polls. This set also provides a tool to allow families to have conversations around important events and cultural moments through play,” the representative added.
Trump Jr’s comments come on the heels of his father suggesting that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed because he claims mail-in-voting will lead to voter fraud. Trump has repeatedly claimed that mail-in-votes will lead to fraud, but there is no evidence to back his claims.