- The Washington Times
Friday, July 31, 2020

Barbie has confirmed she’s not affiliated with any political party after Donald Trump Jr. joked she was a Democrat this week.

“‘Voter’ Barbie must be a Democrat because she’s already wearing an ‘I Voted’ sticker and yet she’s got another ballot in her hand,” the president’s son tweeted Wednesday.

He was referring to the promotional photos that toymaker Mattel tweeted to announce a new collection of politically active dolls dubbed the Barbie 2020 Campaign Team — a set of four diverse dolls in the roles of candidate, campaign Manager, fundraiser and voter.

Mattel appeared unamused by the first son’s remark.

“Barbie is not, and has never been, affiliated with a political party,” a Mattel representative told TMZ in a statement. “Barbie has always encouraged girls to stand up for what they believe in and shows them they can be anything.

“This doll set highlights a range of leadership roles to pique their interest in shaping the future and raise their voices – from the podium to the polls,” the statement added. “This set also provides a tool to allow families to have conversations around important events and cultural moments through play.”

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