Another day, another fresh outrage President Trump and his administration have brought into the world.
This time, the White House decided to take a relatively benign, non-political event and turn it into yet another opportunity to spread hate into the world.
At a recent Halloween event, children were asked to "build the wall" as a fun way to celebrate the spooky season.
Because walls are really traditional at Halloween.
Children dressed as superheroes & ninjas were given brick-colored paper cards, told to write their names & ‘build t… https://t.co/JaFrTNBAwQ— Tracy Jan (@Tracy Jan)1572719174.0
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, has been a vocal critic of Trump since before hd even took office.
This moment was no different—Hamill took to Twitter to offer his poignant take on the activity.
Children are born innocent. They can only be taught racism & hatred. What they learned at this #WH event is frighte… https://t.co/HMxxja5QO1— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1572815344.0
Many other stars agreed wholeheartedly with Hamill.
This is what teaching hate and division looks like. This is real, folks. And we need to take a long, hard look at… https://t.co/bxvO1XkCLy— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1572791112.0
“Teach...your children well...to be ignorant and racist as hell...” https://t.co/DmqOmHIZRw— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx)1572761055.0
Almost everyone who saw the activity were stunned by how early the Trump administration was pushing its xenophobia onto the next generation.
The sick and twisted people at the White House had a Halloween party where they had kids build a fake wall for “fun.” Barf.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1572792954.0
They had children "Build the Wall" at a White House Halloween party *next to an openly displayed KKK slogan*. https://t.co/UTBjpylNhY— Erin Maye Quade (@Erin Maye Quade)1572797136.0
It seems the Trump team barely thinks about optics before they take any action.
Again, this is the sort of detail that veers into the territory of “if that was in a fictionalized movie about a ch… https://t.co/FGITSiXnHZ— Young Daddy (@Young Daddy)1572738324.0
It’s time for a White House that builds bridges and respects the innocence of youth. https://t.co/4I2ZA7BNkF— Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (@Chasten Glezman Buttigieg)1572725618.0
Well, if the President isn't acting like a suitable role model for children, at least Hamill himself has stepped up for the cause of good.
@HamillHimself I liked it better when an X-Wing Fighter pilot was a role-model for kids, and you still are and always will be to me. :)— Steve Chung (@Steve Chung)1572825808.0
@HamillHimself Like a true Jedi you have dedicated your life to the cause of freedom, and justice. Thank you— Richard 🇺🇸🌊 (@Richard 🇺🇸🌊)1572818944.0
Twitter users could think of many other things for the children to do at the White House Halloween party.
@HamillHimself Should have played pin the Indictment on the POTUS...— Joseph Neri (@Joseph Neri)1572815776.0
@HamillHimself Kids should be taught to build bridges, not walls. This is a disgrace, but not surprising coming fro… https://t.co/yqQePxTMG3— 𝓖𝓪𝓲𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓢𝓮𝓪🦃🍂🥧 (@𝓖𝓪𝓲𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓢𝓮𝓪🦃🍂🥧)1572820412.0
Thanks, Mark Hamill, for continuing to stand up for the light side of the force.
We need your help now more than ever!