Donald Trump Jr. mocked LGBT students and activists at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University who oppose the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus in a tweet Thursday, calling them #triggered.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 13, 2017
Trump linked to a Daily Caller article that mocked the students in a similar way for opposing the construction of a Chick-fil-A on campus because their “safe space is at risk.”
While Trump’s tweet references the “yummy sandwiches” at Chick-fil-A, LGBT activists’ problem with the restaurant has nothing to do with poultry. The restaurant’s president, Dan Cathy, came under fire in 2012 for admitting the company had donated to anti-LGBT groups who support “traditional marriage.” Many boycotted the chain after those comments and in turn, many conservatives chose to eat at the chain in support.
Trump’s implication that sandwiches are the only thing LGBT students would need to be concerned about, of course, comes in direct conflict with 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.