Trump Jr. Mocks Duquesne University Students’ Concern Over Chick-fil-A

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Donald Trump Jr. has taken to Twitter to mock a group of Pittsburgh college students opposed to the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to their campus.

A student newspaper at Duquesne University reports that a student government representative last month proposed asking the university to reconsider the addition of a Chick-fil-A. Niko Martini told The Duquesne Duke that Chick-fil-A “has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights.”

Trump Jr. tweeted a link to an article on the controversy Thursday and wrote: “Luckily these students wont likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives… Oh Wait #triggered”

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has publicly spoken about his opposition to gay marriage. The Atlanta-based company said in a statement Thursday: “Everyone is welcome in our restaurants.”

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One Comment

  1. Ken Keppel says:

    These students better grow up pretty quick before they find out there aren’t “safe places” in the real working world. The personal opinion of the CEO of Chick-fil-A have NOTHING to do with the way the restaurant is operated.

    1. That seems a non sequitur: I’m not aware of anyone arguing that the restaurant’s operations are affected by the CEO’s personal opinions. Perhaps the students simp[ly don’t want to further enrich the owners; it is, after all, not a publicly-owned, but a privately held company.

      1. Ken Keppel says:

        Then why aren’t they complaining about the Starbucks that is on campus?

      2. Ken Keppel says:

        So when a student says “Chick-fil-A “has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights.” doesn’t make it about the opinions? By the way, there is not a history of questionable civil and human rights violations. Do you know how much Chick-fil-A did feeding people for free during the bad winter storms down south?

    2. (1) Apparently they don’t mind Starbucks making more money, either because they agree with the personal opinions of Starbucks’s CEO, because Starbucks is a publicly-owned company, or both. (2) My point — which I thought clearly expressed — was that it IS about personal opinions and not about “the way the restaurant is operated”; thus, your pointing out that the restaurant’s operations didn’t reflect personal opinions was a non sequitur.

  2. Rick Oskin says:

    this is education? in pittsburgh, oh yeah!

  3. Trump, Jr.: Born on third base; thinks he hit a triple.

    1. Ken Keppel says:

      A little envious?

      1. Precisely how does what I wrote imply envy? I think it simply expressed derision.

        (It is, BTW, a relatively well-known quip by Jim Hightower, the Texas politician, originally aimed at George H. W. Bush.)

  4. Tom Wyatt says:

    They deserve to be mocked.

  5. Students at a Catholic university have a problem with a company that promotes family values. What???

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