Donald Trump’s son Eric turned 34 on Saturday and was spotted celebrating at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in New York with family and friends.
Trump blew out the birthday cake candles while wearing a sombrero.
Regional Administrator of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lynne Patton recorded the video and posted it on Facebook.
“#HappyBirthday to one of the greatest people I know. We love you, Eric! Amazing night with even more amazing friends. I think Lara summed it up best when she said, ‘I love everyone at this table so much!’” Patton wrote.
Social media and news sites got wind of the video and offered an angry response, linking the sombrero to Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and The Wall.
VIDEO: Eric Trump marks birthday wearing sombrero at Mexican spot https://t.co/w2QetvRigr
I. Have. No. Words!
— 🌊💙 Susi 💙 🌊 (@susanmmraz) January 7, 2018
His dad may call Mexicans "rapists" who bring drugs across the border, but Eric Trump still spent his birthday donning a sombrero and chowing down Mexican food. https://t.co/77xtnEdnHK
— Chris Sommerfeldt is taking the week off (@C_Sommerfeldt) January 7, 2018
— Phil Graner (@USAObservation) January 7, 2018
AMERICA 🇺🇸🦅 … YOU JUST CANT MAKE THIS SHIT UP! 😳😳😳😳😳
VIDEO: Eric Trump marks birthday wearing sombrero at Mexican spot https://t.co/yCStS8iuVq
— ARS (@ARSKYLOVER) January 7, 2018
— Agent Orange (@ashleysauvedav1) January 7, 2018
— ANthony (@dalesandroa13) January 7, 2018
You just cannot make this things up. Build a wall! Mexicans are rapists and bad hombres! Now, let's make a Mexican theme B-day party for @EricTrump
Que te parece? El hijo de #Trump con sombrero festeja su cumpleaños tematico…mexicano! https://t.co/X851F0mVpD
— Lana Montalban (@LanaMontalban) January 7, 2018
When your potus is trying to build that wall and his Son @EricTrump celebrates his birthday wearing a sombrero at a Mexican restaurant with @DonaldJTrumpJr with a fudgey the wale cake 😂 YEAH #mexicoisnotpayingforthewall #Mexico #dumbos @realDonaldTrump you are #UnstableMoron
— Samantha deFrancesco (@SammyD71) January 8, 2018
What an asshole. And I'm guessing they brought that cake in from outside (???).
— Paul Lambert (@sdterp) January 8, 2018
— Ronald (@beaujack531) January 7, 2018
Hey Eric, did your father try to deport the Mariachi singers? did you call them "bad hombres" ? you're goofing off in a sombrero while taxpayers have to foot the bill for Trump's racist 18 billion dollar border wall https://t.co/XbAnxinKiW
— BlueSky (@DianaNYC3) January 7, 2018
Others wanted to know why this was news.
— Oliver De Lancey (@OliverDeLancey) January 8, 2018
— Bea ✝️ 🇺🇲 🎸🤘🏻 (@TheBeaSmith) January 8, 2018
hey snowflake no one cares what you think. America wants the WALL so go cry and hug your puppies or perhaps someone can send you a pacifier
— Kathy Gentile (@velana2) January 8, 2018
Eric Trump’s siblings Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump notably shared happy birthday wishes on Saturday.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 6, 2018
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 6, 2018