Donald Trump Jr. forced to cut short book launch event at UCLA after being heckled by MAGA supporters

Donald Trump Jr. forced to cut short book launch event at UCLA after being heckled by MAGA supporters
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Donald Trump Jr. visited the University of California, Los Angeles, on Sunday where he was received by protesters and supporters while on a nationwide book tour that included a stop at 'The View' last week.

The president's eldest son was interrupted by anti-Trump protestors during a book launch organized by Turning Point USA. One protestor was heard at the event chanting "Immigrants are welcome here" while those outside chanted "Trump, Pence Out Now!"

A protestor who managed to work her way inside the launch of 'Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us' was seen in a clip broadcast by Fox 2 KTVU shouting "immigrants are welcome here" while being booed at by Trump Jr.'s supporters.

"My mom is an immigrant," Don Jr. responded. "But she did it legally."

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle pose backstage Gallery II in Spring Studios after the Zang Toi runway show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Spring Studios on February 13, 2019, in New York City. (Getty Images)

According to the Guardian, barely 20 minutes into an event scheduled to last two hours his own supporters, diehard Make America Great Again conservatives, raised their voices most loudly in protest and ended up drowning him out.

Apparently, the audience was angry that Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, would not take questions. 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 quickly morphed into even louder, openly hostile chants of “Q and A! Q and A!”

Meanwhile, Guilfoyle, who is also an adviser to President Trump, was seen in another video from ABC 7 Eyewitness firing back at hecklers in the audience for not letting her partner complete his speech.

"You're not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive and discourteous. We're happy to answer a question," she said. "Respect the people around you so they can hear. You don't play by the same rules."


However, Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle decided to leave the book launch after failing to convince unabashed protestors to settle down and listen.

According to The Guardian, Trump Jr. allegedly told the audience that taking questions from the divided floor would give way to soundbites that left-leaning social media outlets would abuse and distort.

That said, the small group of anti-Trump protestors who had formed outside the "Triggered" launch event at UCLA were reportedly organized by radical activist group Refuse Fascism.

Following the controversial stop at the university, Trump Jr. shared that he later appeared at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, where the audience had high energy. He reportedly stayed at the event for over four hours and had about 1,400 in attendance.


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