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Trump Jr., Falwell Jr. Insult Trans People, #MeToo Movement

Donald Trump Jr.

The heirs managed to disrespect a variety of people during a panel at Liberty University.

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Donald Trump Jr. managed to disparage both transgender people and sexual assault survivors in an appearance Friday at Liberty University.

Trump Jr. took part in a panel discussion at the fundamentalist Christian college that was streamed at the Conservative Political Action Conference, being held in Maryland.

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the college that was founded by his late father, noted that he has a new granddaughter, named Reagan. Trump Jr. said jokingly that he'd pushed for the child to be named Trump, and Falwell said that name wasn't feminine.

"We're gonna take a page out of the liberal playbook," Trump Jr. responded. "It doesn't matter, it doesn't matter, we can identify how we want."

Falwell's wife, Becki, replied, "She is a daughter. ... We're raising her as a girl. We're not letting her have a choice. God makes the choice of what the babies are gonna be. And God decided she was a girl."

Jerry Falwell then said children should participate in typically (and stereotypically) gendered activities. "My boys always had guns in their hand," he said. Trump responded, "Hashtag Me Too," copying the expression used by survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

The full panel discussion is below.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.