Donald Trump Jr. thought he would oh-so-cleverly show how easily “triggered” liberals are with an event at UCLA, but instead he and girlfriend/Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle ended up fleeing the stage under a barrage of chants from MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporters.
The angry right-wingers who chased Junior off the stage were angry that … drum roll … the guy who was trying to make a point about how liberals can’t stand open discourse wasn’t going to take questions. As Junior was challenging the crowd to “Name a time when conservatives have disrupted even the furthest leftist on a college campus” because “It doesn’t happen that way. We’re willing to listen” (ha ha ha ha ha, you want a list?), an audience member yelled “Then open the Q&A.”
“See what I mean?,” Junior responded, thinking this proved his point. “And that is the problem. And the reason oftentimes it doesn’t make sense to do the Q&A is not because we’re not willing to talk about the questions, cause we do. No. It’s because people hijack it with nonsense looking to go for some sort of sound bite. You have people spreading nonsense, spreading hate, trying to take over the room.” Uh huh. A Trump objecting to spreading nonsense and spreading hate? That’ll be the day.
That’s when the crowd started chanting “Q&A” loudly enough to really disrupt the event, leading Guilfoyle to start screaming at the crowd. “You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive and discourteous,” she said, before really trying to take them down a peg. “Let me tell you something, I bet you engage and go on online dating because you’re impressing no one here to get a date in person.” Reading the quotes does not do the moment justice, though. Check out the video below—and consider the adjectives Republicans would be applying had a prominent liberal woman done that.
Anyway, soon after that, Junior and Guilfoyle fled the stage as the chanting continued. But again, this was not coming from the “triggered” left they had hoped to mock. One of the leaders of the protest insisted that their problem was not with Junior and Guilfoyle but with Turning Point USA, the founder of which was moderating the event. “They’re literally campaigning for Trump and they have to discriminate against his voters,” white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes said on YouTube prior to the event. “We’re going to make it known that that’s exactly what it is: a controlled conversation. People do not go to a ‘free speech’ thing and get dragged to the back of the line, kicked out, because they don’t fit the profile of what a questioner is supposed to look like.”
Two other protesters railed against “fake conservatism” and said “We wanted to ask questions about immigration and about Christianity, but they didn’t want to face those questions.”
It turns out that attempting to make liberals look stupid by “triggering” them with the very presence of a Trump involves said Trump being in front of a crowd that wasn’t hand-picked to cheer every word he said. And that hasn’t been going so well for Trumps lately, which is why they do it so rarely.