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Chelsea Handler Criticized For Trump Pregnancy Tweet

Chelsea Handler is the latest Hollywood personality to offend a member of the Trump family.

Upon learning that Eric Trump's wife, Lara, is pregnant, Handler sarcastically tweeted that another Trump is "just what we need," reports the Daily Mail. Donald Trump Jr. was the first to take offense to the post, referring to it as an example of the "liberal elite's hatred."

Handler's tweet was also condemned for including a typo. The full message read: "I guess one of [President Donald Trump's] sons is expecting a new baby. Just what we need. Another person with those jeans. Let's hope for a girl."

As Donald Jr. pointed out, Handler mistakenly wrote "jeans" instead of "genes." As he put it: "Jeans??? I guess I'm not at all surprised... but really?!?! #genes."

He also wrote: "As for the "hoping it's a girl" comment, I wonder if she knows that she said "jeans" (aka genes) are passed from the same people whether it's a girl or boy???"

Later he tweeted an additional response in the form of a screenshot: "The liberal elite's real hatred is hopefully starting to be apparent to mainstream America. Their whole party of tolerance nonsense only applies if you fully buy into their dogma, and when you don't their true colors shine."

He went on to further declare: "Attacking the announcement of someone's first pregnancy would seem below the belt to most, but sadly that's no longer the case."

Handler responded by acknowledging her typo with a humorous explanation. "I'm a little stoned," she wrote. "What's your excuse?"

As for the expectant couple, they avoided the war of words, instead preferring to rejoice in the good news. "It has been an amazing year for the Trump family and we couldn't be more excited about this next big step in our life," they told the Daily Mail. "We are thrilled to bring a baby boy into the world this September."

Eric further declared that it was "pretty cool" that his wife's pregnancy was confirmed on his 33rd birthday.

The new grandchild will make the president a grandfather for the ninth time. He took the opportunity to message the happy couple on Twitter. "Congratulations Eric & Lara. Very proud and happy for the two of you!" he wrote.

"Thank you grandpa!" Lara responded.

Ivanka Trump also chimed in: "Congratulations [Lara and Eric]! We're so excited for you both. You'll be incredible parents & we can't wait to meet our nephew!"

According to Breitbart, Handler also took a stab at Melania Trump's English skills when asked by Variety if she would ever interview her on Handler's talk show. "No. Melania? To talk about what? She can barely speak English."

Sources: Daily Mail, Breitbart / Photo credit: Brian Bowen Smith via Harper's Bazaar

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