Donald Trump Jr. Gets Ripped Apart Over His Comments About Loan Forgiveness

When Joe Biden was campaigning for president, one of his promises was that he would do something about student loan debt. And as of this week, he's made good on that promise. President Biden announced a plan to reduce student loan debt for those making under $125,000 per year — $10,000 forgiven if you didn't get a federal Pell Grant and $20,000 forgiven if you did (via NPR). Like just about anything that a politician does, some people are excited and happy about it and some people are angry and irritated.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been a proponent of student loan debt forgiveness, and she said that Biden's plan is "good for our economy," according to the National Review. On the flip side, Senator Mitch McConnell said the plan was "a slap in the face to working Americans who sacrificed to pay their debt or made different career choices to avoid debt."

Donald Trump Jr., who got a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance, chimed in tweeting "Why is there so much student debt? Because leftwing universities keep on raising tuition, while graduating kids with worthless degrees. That's why any solution to student debt that doesn't touch the billions of dollars sitting in the university endowments is an absolute scam!"

People tweeted to Donald Trump Jr. about the defunct Trump University

The now-defunct Trump University must have slipped Donald Trump Jr.'s mind, but people weren't letting him forget it. Tristan Snell tweeted "Donald Trump scammed 9,000 students out of $42 million in the illegal unlicensed 'Trump University' — tricking them into putting the 'tuition' on their credit cards. But sure, let's hear from the Trumps and their cronies about universities and student debt." Snell helped lead the prosecution against Trump University, according to The Washington Post. Snell also called out Trump Jr. for saying colleges gave graduates "worthless degrees," tweeting, "Trump University was not a university or even a licensed school at all — but it made fake 'diplomas' for its students after they paid up to $35,000 a piece in 'tuition.'"

One person tweeted "Your dad defrauded students out of over 25 million dollars with Trump University, but please continue down the stupid path of crying about something you know nothing about." Trump University ended in 2010 — Donald Trump paid $25 million to Trump University students in a settlement in 2016, per USA Today. Another wrote "Junior keeps proving that common sense isn't all that common. When your family runs a scam university whose degrees are not worth the paper they're written on, common sense dictates that you don't belittle legitimate universities."