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Ross: Anyone can be triggered (even a Trump)

Donald Trump Jr., the son of U.S. President Donald Trump. (File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It’s tough to keep up with who is protesting who anymore. For example, Donald Trump Jr. went to UCLA to promote his book titled, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.

I haven’t read it, but the title indicates it’s about easily-triggered lefties.

Anyway, during his appearance, he explained why there would be no Q&A at the event.

“It’s because people hijack it with nonsense — looking to go for some kind of soundbite,” Donald Trump Jr. said. “You have people spreading nonsense, spreading hate, to try to take over that room.”

It turns out he had a point. The heckling got louder and louder until he had to leave the stage. Except the hecklers weren’t leftists!

They were part of a group of young right-wing Christians. They use weird Internet memes to secretly signal to each other that there are too many immigrants in America, and who cannot accept that Republicans tolerate gay people, and who talk about the “red pill” from the Matrix movies, which opens your eyes to the truth. It’s really weird because if they had taken a real “red pill” they would know that movies aren’t real.

But weirdest of all, they consider themselves Trump fans, and yet they heckled his son out of the room.

So just a reminder to Don Jr.: Don’t assume it’s just lefties who are trigger-happy. It can also be righties. In this case, pro-Trumpers whose gripe is that Mr. Trump’s own son isn’t Trumpy enough.

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