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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:15 AM

Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/11/donald-trump-jr-walks-out-of-triggered-book-launch-after-heckling-from-supporters

Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audience


Donald Trump Jr ventured on to the University of California’s overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles campus on Sunday, hoping to prove what he had just argued in his book – that a hate-filled American left was hell-bent on silencing him and anyone else who supported the Trump presidency.

But the appearance backfired when his own supporters, diehard Make America Great Again conservatives, raised their voices most loudly in protest and ended up drowning him out barely 20 minutes into an event scheduled to last two hours.

The audience was angry that Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, would not take questions. The loud shouts of “USA! USA!” that greeted Trump when he first appeared on the stage of a university lecture hall to promote his book Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us quickly morphed into even louder, openly hostile chants of “Q and A! Q and A!”

When the shouting would not subside, Trump Jr tried – and failed – to argue that taking questions from the floor risked creating soundbites that leftwing social media posters would abuse and distort. Nobody was buying that.

In minutes, the entire argument put forward by the president’s son – that he was willing to engage in dialogue but that it was the left that refused to tolerate free speech – crumbled.


“I’m willing to listen…” Trump began.

“Q and A! Q and A!” the audience yelled back.

“We’ll go into the lion’s den and talk …” Trump tried again.

“Then open the Q and A!” came the immediate response.

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Reply Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters (Original post)
Demovictory9 Nov 11 OP
Hekate Nov 11 #1
BigmanPigman Nov 11 #2
underpants Nov 11 #14
Maru Kitteh Nov 11 #3
sheshe2 Nov 11 #4
SonofDonald Nov 11 #5
oasis Nov 11 #6
Dopers_Greed Nov 11 #7
padah513 Nov 11 #11
C Moon Nov 11 #8
underpants Nov 11 #16
JHB Nov 11 #9
pamela Nov 11 #18
SCVDem Nov 11 #10
Dirty Socialist Nov 11 #12
Cha Nov 11 #13
underpants Nov 11 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 11 #17

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:19 AM

1. Interesting

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:22 AM

2. Perfect!

I love irony and Karma.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:21 AM

14. No kidding.

Hilarious 🤣

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:23 AM

3. Got that Jr? You're THEIR circus monkey now. They OWN you.

ENTERTAIN THEM little monkey!



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:32 AM

4. Boo Hoo, Buttercup.

Suck it up.



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:04 AM

5. Priceless

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:43 AM

6. Hit the bricks hucksters. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:39 AM

7. Sounds like he needs...

A safe space.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:36 AM

11. Yeah

Maybe he should go to Alabama like daddy.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:54 AM

8. He didn't write that book. This is another GOPutin feeble attempt at controlling this mess.

That beard cracks me up!
"I'm a writer. See? The beard."

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:35 AM

16. Funny. Why does he bring her with him on these things?

The mistress he left his wife and kids for? Who thinks that's a good idea? She was on The View with him too.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:55 AM

9. He wins the Ann Coulter Award for unintentionally accurate book title

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:25 PM

18. HaHa, yes!

He is the most easily triggered person I've ever seen. He's also almost as mentally ill as his father.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:55 AM

10. He's just another

Whiny Little Bitch!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:42 AM

12. Suckers learn the hard way

Once again

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:06 AM

13. jr trump.. little hatefilled gaslighting projecting

asshole.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:25 AM

15. More from the piece - ZOOMERS

At first, Trump and Guilfoyle tried to ignore the discontent, which originated with a fringe group of America Firsters who believe the Trump administration has been taken captive by a cabal of internationalists, free-traders, and apologists for mass immigration.

The fiasco pointed to a factional rift on the Trump-supporting conservative right that has been growing rapidly in recent weeks, particularly among “zoomers” – student-age activists. On one side are one of the sponsors of Trump Jr’s book tour, Turning Point USA, a campus conservative group with a track record of bringing provocative rightwing speakers to liberal universities.

On the other side are far-right activists – often referred to as white supremacists and neo-Nazis, although many of them reject such labels – who believe in slamming the door on all immigrants, not just those who cross the border without documents, and who want an end to America’s military and diplomatic engagement with the wider world.

A number of the loudest voices at Sunday’s event were supporters of Nick Fuentes, a 21-year-old activist with a podcast called America First that has taken particular aim at Turning Point USA and its 25-year-old founder, Charlie Kirk. In a number of his own recent campus appearances, Kirk has faced questions accusing him of being more interested in supporting Israel than in putting America first. He has responded by calling his detractors conspiracists and racists.

On Sunday, Kirk appeared alongside Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle but said nothing.

Two Fuentes supporters, delighted with the outcome of Trump Jr’s appearance, later told the Guardian the pro-Trump movement was being infected with “fake conservatism” and that the president himself was at the mercy of a cabal of deep state operatives who wouldn’t let him do many of the things he campaigned on.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/11/donald-trump-jr-walks-out-of-triggered-book-launch-after-heckling-from-supporters

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:36 PM

17. You can dress them up.

But you can't take them out.

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