Protective Guilfoyle steps in between Trump Jr and screaming protester dragged out of Iowa event

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Donald Trump Jr faced down an unhinged protester in Iowa while defending his father, President Donald Trump, against baseless accusations of antisemitism.

The president’s eldest son and namesake was speaking at the “Keep Iowa Great” press conference in Des Moines, when a man emerged from the crowd and began screaming about Jews being gunned down.

“I’m an American Jew and ever since your father was elected president, more and more Jews are being gunned down every year,” the man yelled as he approached the stage.

Trump Jr. was on stage with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, brother Eric, and his wife Lara Trump, and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, in what amounted to a show of force ahead of Monday’s Iowa caucuses — Republicans were also caucusing.

While security quickly corralled the protester, Trump Jr. did not flinch, even pausing his remarks so the man could be heard.

He also pushed back against the accusation, “I don’t think anyone’s done more for Israel and American Jews than my father!”

The protester, later identified as Elon Glickman, an activist with a progressive Jewish American group called IfNotNow, continued to scream as he was forcibly removed by security.

A different angle of the incident is seen below from Buzzfeed News, complete with a liberal spin on events.

Interestingly, as Glickman is dragged past the stage and reached toward Trump Jr.,  Guilfoyle can be seen quickly stepping in front of her boyfriend to block the deranged man’s access. Eric Trump also moved forward to defend his brother, if necessary.

“All of you in here are killing Jews, all of you!” Glickman yelled, as he was taken out of the room.

Knowing a great marketing opportunity when he sees one, the president’s son would remind the room of new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”

“This is why I wrote the book Triggered, folks!” he said. “Who here has read New York Times number one bestseller Triggered?”

Here’s another angle of the incident:

Looking to capitalize on his 15 minutes of fame, Glickman took to Twitter afterwards to accuse Trump Jr. and the Republican Party of antisemitism, as he likened them to white nationalists.

“They can drag me out but I’ll never stop fighting for Jewish people,” he tweeted. @donaldjtrumpJr spreads antisemitic conspiracy theories that are killing American Jews. He & @GOP can’t hide their antisemitism behind support for Israel. Jews are rising up to fight white nationalists.”

Here’s a few responses to the incident from Twitter that suggests social media users have grown weary of the civil disobedience on the left.


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