Trump Jr. Heckled Off Stage At His Own Book Event After Refusing To DO Q&A
Donald Trump Jr. was at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to promote his new book, and things went quickly south for the President’s son after Attendees booed him, and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Trump Jr., whose new book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” accuses his opponents of censorship and stifling open debate, stormed out of his own book launch Sunday after being heckled for refusing questions.
The campus event had been organized by the conservative student group, Turning Point USA.
But barely 20 minutes into the event, which was meant to be two hours long, Trump Jr. supporters were angry that he and his girlfriend were refusing to take questions, The Guardian reported.
They offered excuses for their refusal, including “time constraints,” and the prospect that footage of Trump answering questions could be twisted into viral social media posts to damage his father.
This appears to contradict the thesis of Trump Jr.’s book, which accuses critics of his father of seeking to silence people like him by using their “powers of censorship” and accusations of racism, rather than engaging with their ideas.
Here’s how the event went down, as described by the Guardian:
Trump Jr.: I’m willing to listen…
Audience: Q and A! Q and A!
Trump Jr.: We’ll go into the lion’s den and talk…
Audience: “Then open the Q and A!”
That’s when Guilfoyle took the microphone and shouted at the crowd: “You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive.”
She and Trump Jr. then left the stage.
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"We're willing to listen…" just not to Q&As says Don Jr. pic.twitter.com/UibkqcXy7a
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Trump Jr., who has given a series of wild statements recently, has not said anything about the abortive UCLA book event.