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.