Trump's Millennial Outreach Backfires With Jokes and Memes

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A tweet from Donald Trump Jr. resulted in comparisons to 'Children of the Corn,' 'American Psycho' and 'The Purge.'

The latest attempt made by Donald Trump's campaign to reach millennial voters appears to have backfired, when a photo tweeted by Donald Trump Jr. quickly became material for comedians and critics online.

On Friday, Trump's son tweeted a photo of him with his siblings alongside the caption, "This election is not about Republican vs Democrat it's about insider vs outsider. It's time for a change in DC!"

Twitter users, comedians and celebrities had a field day with the photo, comparing the image to Children of the Corn, Mr. Robot, The Outsiders and Christian Bale's character from American Psycho, while also mocking Eric Trump's placement behind his two siblings in the image.

Some, including Judd Apatow, also took issue with the message of Trump's being an "outsider." Apatow tweeted, "How is Trump an outsider? Billionaires are outsiders? Is this a Menendez brothers biopic poster?"

Chrissy Teigen reacted to the outsider message in a series of tweets, saying she wants "someone who knows nothing about politics at all. My neighbor, Carl. He's super outside."

At the Republican National Convention in July, Trump Jr. gave a speech urging young voters to support his father for the benefit of future generations. "For my generation, this is the most important election of our lifetime — one that will determine the future of our country and, in turn, the future of the world," he said. "I was trained by my father to make the tough investment and decisions today to ensure a brighter future tomorrow."

See some of the reactions below.

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