An event at UCLA featuring Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, backfired on Sunday when diehard "Make America Great Again" supporters were not allowed to ask questions at an event billed to be about freedom of speech.
Charlie Kirk and Turning Points USA, the event hosts, were forced to cut short the launch event for Trump Jr.'s book, "Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," after only about 20 minutes after right-wing student activists chanted "Q&A" and "USA!"
The protesters, student activists who self-identify as "zoomers" and "Groypers" (a derivative meme of Pepe the Frog) are fans of 21-year old Nick Fuentes, who hosts a right-wing podcast called "America First." Turning Points USA canceled the Q&A portion of the event after Fuentes fans disrupted events featuring Ben Shapiro and Rep. Dan Crenshaw by asking questions accusing them of not being conservative enough.
"You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive and discourteous," Guilfoyle told the protesters. "I bet you engage and go on online dating because you’re impressing no one here to get a date in person. How many people have you catfished?"
The insult from Guilfoyle caused the protesters to accelerate their trolling until Guilfoyle, Trump Jr., and Charlie Kirk were booed off the stage to chants of "Q&A" and "America First."
"The loud shouts of ‘USA! USA!’ that greeted Trump when he first appeared on the stage of a university lecture hall to promote his book Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us quickly morphed into even louder, openly hostile chants of ‘Q and A! Q and A!'" The Guardian reported. "At first, Trump and Guilfoyle tried to ignore the discontent, which originated with a fringe group of America Firsters who believe the Trump administration has been taken captive by a cabal of internationalists, free-traders, and apologists for mass immigration."
"When the shouting would not subside, Trump Jr tried – and failed – to argue that taking questions from the floor risked creating soundbites that leftwing social media posters would abuse and distort. Nobody was buying that," The Guardian continued. "In minutes, the entire argument put forward by the president’s son – that he was willing to engage in dialogue but that it was the left that refused to tolerate free speech – crumbled."
"We're willing to listen..." just not to Q&As says Don Jr. pic.twitter.com/UibkqcXy7a— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) November 10, 2019
Read the replies & check out everyone quote tweeting this. By sharing it without context, Aaron helped it go viral on Leftwing Twitter. It depicts Alt-Right supporters of a racist Holocaust denier screeching at Don Jr. & Charlie Kirk, & blue checks are celebrating because Drumpf. https://t.co/kIrBZRtzJD— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) November 11, 2019
Amazing! Turning Point CANCELLED THE Q & A at UCLA event today!— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 10, 2019
So much for the “marketplace of ideas.” pic.twitter.com/gdA5lTcDmp
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