Donald Trump Jr. just released a book called Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, which includes some pretty incredible claims and lies about his family’s sacrifice for politics. Like that they gave up money. Would a Trump ever give up money without a court order? I don’t think so. The book has also been mocked as an obvious ploy for Trump Senior’s love and attention. Poor Don Jr, a rich boy who gets ignored by daddy, has to write an entire book about how great his pops is for a scrap of praise.
Unfortunately, that’s because Don Jr. isn’t the most amazing strategist. This was made clear when he planned a book event at the University of California in Los Angeles, expecting a liberal mob to swarm him on stage and silence him, proving the thesis of his book.
What actually happened was that he got shouted out of the room by actual Trump supporters, according to The Guardian. The crux of the issue was that the event wasn’t going to include a question and answer session. Attendees who started out chanting “USA!” were soon chanting “Q and A!” and getting admonished by Don Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is apparently also acting as his bodyguard and press agent.
So it seems like Don Jr’s book tour is going well pic.twitter.com/m0mZQQMHSi— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 11, 2019
In the clip above you can hear the boos and then open laughter as Guilfoyle suggests the audience is shaming their parents and that they must only date online because they’re badly behaved in public. Which is pretty funny, you gotta hand it to her.
So who are these people? Well, there are the organizers of the event, Turning Point USA, who are led by founder Charlie Kirk. He’s the other guy on stage. Turning Point USA is known for inviting conservative speakers to campus. Though their events are sometimes pretty wild, it seems the real culprits in this scene are a different conservative faction, one more openly aligned with white supremacist groups and neo-Nazis.
They’re supporters of a 21-year-old named Nick Fuentes, who runs a podcast called America First. Fuentes and his followers basically think Trump is being controlled by a big conspiracy which keeps him from fulfilling the promises of shutting out all immigrants, not just those arriving in the U.S. illegally. One follower told The Guardian he “wanted to ask questions about immigration and about Christianity, but they didn’t want to face those questions.”
Don Jr. and his posse left shortly after the clip above. There were about 35 liberal protestors outside behind metal barriers. But none of them were as rowdy as Trump’s fans inside.