I don’t want to do this. I really don’t.
But I’ve been triggered. Triggered by Donald Trump Jr.
On Thursday morning, a few hours before his dad dropped a city-leveling bomb in Afghanistan, the slick son-of-a-president decided the most important thing he could do with his time was fire off a tweet mocking some students at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
He linked to a post on the conservative website The Daily Caller. It was a snide story about how some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students as well as some straight students at the private Catholic university were concerned about the opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
The company is run by a conservative Christian family that opposes same-sex marriage and has, in the past, contributed to a number of anti-LGBT groups. According to the university newspaper, The Duquesne Duke, the students in question asked the Student Government Association for a resolution encouraging university officials to reconsider bringing Chick-fil-A on campus.
Clearly an issue of national importance.
So Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: “Luckily these students wont likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives… Oh Wait #triggered.”
The term “triggered” has become a favorite of folks on the far right, used to mockingly dismiss any form of sensitivity expressed by liberals or anyone with a modicum of compassion.
So Donald Jr. — a sneering internet insult hurler known for sharing tweets from conspiracy kooks — thinks a random bunch of university students are worthy of…
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