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Donald Trump Jr really wants you to know he doesn’t think trans women are women

Lily Wakefield October 22, 2019
Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr, son of Donald Trump. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty)

Donald Trump Jr said it was “BS” that trans woman and athlete Rachel McKinnon won the Masters Track Cycling World Championships this weekend.

The Canadian cyclist defended her sprint title in Manchester on Saturday, October 19, after becoming the first trans person to win the world championship last year, in the 35–44 age bracket.

Trump Jr wrote on Twitter on Monday: “This BS will destroy women’s sports and everything so many amazing female athletes have worked their entire lives to achieve.

“I couldn’t care less how you identify, but this isn’t right.”

Three hours later he was still upset about McKinnon’s win, and posted: “You can never be woke enough! Sorry to all female athletes who spent their lives mastering their games.”

Donald Trump Jr thinks trans women competing in sports is “sad”.

When another Twitter user said that “ultimate male privilege is men being able to dominate women’s sports. All the gains women have made toward equality flushed,” Trump Jr responded: “It’s funny because it’s true. Sad.”

Before the race, McKinnon told Sky News: “All my medical records say female. My doctor treats me as a female person, my racing licence says female, but people who oppose my existence still want to think of me as male.

“There’s a stereotype that men are always stronger than women, so people think there is an unfair advantage. By preventing trans women from competing or requiring them to take medication, you’re denying their human rights.”

She was asked if it was possible that she had a physical advantage as a trans woman, and she said: “Is it possible? Yes it is possible. But there are elite track cyclists who are bigger than me.

“There is a range of body sizes and strength, you can be successful with massively different body shapes… In many Olympic disciplines the gap in performance is bigger between first and eighth in a single sex event than it is between the first man and the first woman.”

McKinnon previously told PinkNews: “The very idea that we must ‘protect’ cis women’s — or ‘female’ — sport from trans women, who are legally female, too, is an irrational fear of trans women, which is the dictionary definition of transphobia.”

More: Donald Trump Jr, Masters Track Cycling World Championships, rachel mckinnon, sport, trans women

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