Trump Jr’s Anti-Trans Rant Riled Up Insurrectionist Mob

As he pandered to Christian hatred

James Finn
Jan 7 · 4 min read
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1/6/21 insurrectionist with Christian flag waving in background. Photo tweeted by J. M. Giordano

The president’s son whipped up the mob yesterday with an anti-transgender rant so mean-spirited and violent that even Fox News cut him off mid-speech.

Trump Jr. was dead wrong about the study he referred to

The research, which was not funded by the Democratic Party as he implied, wasn’t even published in the United States, and doesn’t say anything close to what he claims.

Trump Jr. leveraged anti-trans hatred to play the demagogue

The president’s son used those dry findings like a typical demagogue — screaming, spitting, and whipping up the crowd into a frenzy. Play the linked video above to see what I mean.

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Photo of insurrectionist 1/6/21 from WORDS by Ella Jane via Instagram

Confederate flags join Christian flags in the mob

The racist foundations of yesterday’s attempted insurrection couldn’t have been any clearer as white nationalist hand signals flashed among Confederate battle flags, nooses that recalled lynching, Nazi symbols, and Norse religious imagery co-opted by white supremacists.

Donald Trump Jr knows that, and he stoked right-wing Christian hate deliberately. Anti-LGBTQ scapegoating helped set the attempted insurrection into motion.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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