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Photo Shows Trump's Grandkid 'Stealing Treasury Money' (Photo)

| by Sarah Zimmerman

First son Donald Trump Jr. poked fun at the media April 6 after posting a picture of his 9-year-old-daughter, Kai, holding a stack of bills at the U.S. Treasury, and the photo sparked some backlash.

"Kai is enjoying her tour of the US Treasury in Washington DC a bit too much," Trump Jr. captioned the Instagram photo, which shows his daughter holding stacks of money. "[Mainstream media] headline: Trump Grandchildren caught stealing from Treasury building."

Trump Jr. also added the hashtags "fake news" and "it's a joke get over it" to the caption.

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Some people didn't seem to find the picture funny.

"This photo seem about right......" one person wrote online.

"I see the irony here: the Trump family stealing hard earned tax money to live their lavish styles and Mar-O-Lago trips," wrote another.

"Just. Not. Funny. Sick," said another commenter.

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"Why is this funny in any way?" asked one commenter.

"The comment was made in poor taste," noted one user. "They are supposed to be graciously representing our country. Not making sarcastic remarks that are easily misconstrued."

Still, Donald Trump Jr.'s hashtags echo the family's strained relationship with the media. His father, President Donald Trump, has repeatedly accused the media of misrepresenting the White House.

"I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos," said Trump, according to the Daily Mail. "Chaos. Yet [inside the White House] it is the exact opposite."

The president has blasted the media for allegedly exaggerating his tone and his words.

"Tomorrow, they will say 'Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.' I'm not ranting and raving. I'm just telling you, you know, you're dishonest people. But I'm not ranting and raving," he said.

Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. has a clear distaste for the media. But that's not going to stop him from keeping out of the political spotlight. According to Page Six, the first son told members of an elite gun club in New York he would love to run for political office.

"Don Jr. said he is interested in running for office, such as governor of New York, but the position of mayor of New York would be less interesting to him," said a member of the F6 Labs Gun Club, where Trump Jr. made the alleged comment.

Donald Trump Jr. also made it clear he had no intention of running for Congress or for the Senate. 

"Do I want to be behind the scenes and be a mouthpiece and fight back against crazy liberal media? Maybe," he told guests, saying that he missed working with his father during the presidential campaign. "Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be up for re-election in 2018, and some speculate Donald Trump Jr. will run against him.

Donald Trump Jr. currently runs the Trump Organization alongside his brother, Eric Trump. 

Sources: Donald Trump Jr./Instagram, Daily Mail, Page Six / Photo credit: Donald Trump Jr./Instagram

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