Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday January 9, 2021

At the Wednesday rally in Washington D.C., shortly before seditionists stormed the Capitol and rioted at the suggestion of the President, Donald Trump Jr. needlessly attacked transgender athletes in an expletive-ridden speech, NBC News reports.

Trump Jr. thanked those in attendance for "being in this fight with us... standing up to the bullshit" — presumably a reference to his father's loss of the Presidency in the most recent, and found to be legitimate, Presidential election.

He then pivoted toward negative remarks about a recent study on transgender athletes that found, according to NBC News, "transgender women retain an athletic advantage over their cisgender peers even after a year of hormone treatment."

Inaccurately claiming the study was funded by Democrats — a standard of the Trumps' approach to vilifying for their supporters anything remotely liberal — Trump Jr. further misled the seditionists by saying, "They spent money on a study that came to the incredible conclusion yesterday that trans women playing female sports have a competitive advantage."

"No shit! Who could have seen that coming?"

A report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, NBC New says, "showed transgender women were able to do 10 percent more pushups and 6 percent more situps in the first two years after starting estrogen and testosterone blockers."

Timothy Roberts, lead author of the study, said neither the Democratic Party nor anyone else had funded the report. "This was done in addition to our normal duties as a service to our patients." Data was gathered by Roberts and colleagues from existing "medical records and fitness test evaluations of U.S. Air Force members who started or continued transition-related treatment while still in service," NBC notes.

Saying he was flattered Trump Jr. chose "to recognize and promote our work," Roberts also said "There's a whole lot of people playing recreational sports, and very few people get to be pros, so just let them play." Furthermore, Roberts added, "I encourage everyone to read the article for a more nuanced view of our findings."

At the same rally, Trump Jr. complained that the U.S. is giving "$10 million to Pakistan on gender studies ... and billions elsewhere that is driven by the insanity of the left."

"Nobody cares how you identify, but you don't have to do the nonsense that follows," he said and then asked why feminists weren't up in arms, "as men are dominating women's sports" — Trump Jr.'s reference to "men" an intentional, and again standard for the Trumps and anti-LGBTQ Republicans, misgendering of trans people.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.