Donald Trump Jr., who was born in New York City, told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Feb. 13 that he grew up waiting in communist breadlines.
Trump Jr. was trying to conflate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Democratic socialism — practiced by most democracies — with communism in Czechoslovakia:
My mother escaped a communist country. I grew up, I spoke a language, I have friends from communist Czechoslovakia.
I waited in those, you know, bread lines, I can assure you, they are not as glamorous as Bernie and, you know, academia today make them out to be.
That’s why there’s no advocates for socialism or communism who actually grew up in those places, who actually lived there, they all come here. You know, the boats only go one way.
Trump Jr. may have been referring to repeatedly visiting his maternal grandfather “in a town near Prague for six to eight weeks at a time, and his grandfather schooled him in camping, fishing, hunting and the Czech language,” noted the New York Times.
(Sources: The New York Times, Fox News via Twitter(