April 13th, 2017 – Donald Jr. carries on the Trump name and the Trump style of calling out people and businesses tangled up in controversy. Earlier this morning, Don Jr. took to Twitter to mock students at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University who oppose the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. “Luckily these students wont likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives… Oh Wait #triggered,” he tweeted.
Linked to his poultry thoughts was an article from The Daily Caller, which also mockingly called out students for asking that the university take a stand against a company that they believe has a “questionable history on civil rights and human rights.”
While ABC News reported that Chick-Fil-A released a statement saying “Everyone is welcome in our restaurants.” Thursday morning, student leaders say the company’s past statements and actions may put their safe environment at risk.
“I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community,” Lambda President Rachel Coury said. “So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk.”
“I think it’s imperative the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university’s] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion,” SGA Student Senator at Niko Martini told The Duquesne Duke.
Chick-fil-A ran into controversy and boycotts a few years back when CEO Dan Cathy publicly spoke about his opposition to gay marriage and acknowledged that the company had donated to anti-LGBT groups who support “traditional marriage.”
While Don Jr. downplayed the fight and focused on the yumminess, there were those who took offense saying the point he was missing was a larger problem about the fact that LGBT students are more likely to be the victims of sexual assault on college campuses and are more at risk for bullying. Others, on the flip side, understood Don Jr.’s point and added some jokes of their own.
Do you think Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet crossed a line and disregarded the realities of the LGBT community? Or was he on point calling out the “triggered” crowd? Funny or Offensive? Vote and comment below.