Charlie Kirk: Don Jr.'s Truth Is Triggering for the Hypocritical Hosts of 'The View' | Opinion

There is a new book out called Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, and it represents the most direct and unrepentant argument yet regarding the intolerance and hypocrisy of team left and their practice of compelling uniformity of speech and thought while flying under the banner of diversity and inclusion.

And if you haven't yet heard, the book's author is the president's son Don Jr., who dropped many of the book's most triggering themes like a PC bomb directly on the set of ABC's The View Thursday. He and Kimberly Guilfoyle came under vicious attack from an intolerant group of women who use live TV to lie to approximately 2.9 million Americans Monday through Friday.

The View was started by journalist Barbara Walters back in 1997 and has a storied history of infighting and dramatic moments, including Joy Behar and Whoopie Goldberg walking off during a Bill O'Reilly interview in 2010. Today, those two intolerant bookends are now joined by Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman and Sunny Hostin.

All of them were at their intolerant best Thursday when Don Jr. and Kimberly sat down as their guests, ostensibly to discuss his new book. They never really got to that topic. Instead, they berated them both, especially over the "non-outing" outing by Don Jr. of the "non-whistleblower" whistleblower who pushed the impeachment snowball down Capitol Hill.

Newsweek has not verified the whistleblower's identity, so we'll avoid naming the alleged whistleblower in keeping with the directive of this publication.

The whistleblower is a leaker who was not on the now-infamous call with President Volodymyr Zelensky. He reported that he heard about the call, and based on his second-hand account, complained that the president had issued a quid pro quo to his Ukrainian counterpart. The deal? No head of Joe Biden, no weapons to defend yourself. This is the central contention. The president released a transcript of the call proving the quid pro quo didn't take place, which then created a problem for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Not to worry. The two joined together and deployed the oldest rule of the newspaper business: When the legend becomes fact, print the legend!

Along the way, many Republicans, led by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have been demanding the name of the leaker and fake whistleblower be released, ensuring the president is afforded his Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser. They have correctly argued that the fake whistleblower's interactions with Chairman Schiff, long before the filing of the complaint, disqualify him from having official whistleblower status. Whoever the person is, they have sent the nation into an even deeper level of conflict than it was before.

When the name surfaced last week, The New York Times, without using the name, had already done a background piece on who the leaker was. That and subsequent reporting paints a picture of a partisan operative with ties to Joe Biden, John Brennan, the Obama administration and the CIA.

Don Jr., along with Dr. Sebastian Gorka and others, have been rightly outraged by the double standard shown by the media in protecting this person who is not entitled to legal protection. Accordingly, they shared the worst-kept-secret in Washington with the social media universe. This has caused an outpouring of self-righteous indignation from the usual gang of triggered Orwellians who call themselves "progressives."

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Donald Trump Jr. speaks with patrons during a signing event for his new book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," at Barnes & Noble on November 5 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

And now, ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to The View. Huntsman, one of the show's two presumed "conservatives," who is about as conservative as Bill Kristol, shared how disturbed she was about his leaker "outing" (which, remember, wasn't an outing) because she "lived in China" and this is what governments like that one do. Sunny Hostin (who mentions her life as a former federal prosecutor about as often as Forrest Gump said his name) declared that her law degree tells her Don Jr. broke the law. Earlier in the week, Hostin told the audience that if she were still a prosecutor, she would have Paul arrested for witness tampering for suggesting the name of the leaker be released. Hostin's intolerance would make her an excellent government prosecutor in China should she ever decide to leave television.

These women are the living image of hypocrites. During the show, Don Jr. confronted Behar with her past, well-documented instance of wearing of blackface, and confronted Whoopie about her claim that Roman Polanski having sex with a 13-year-old wasn't really "rape rape." Their reactions to this were indignation and denial.

They were triggered by the truth. Funny how the tolerant left gets like that.

Charlie Kirk is the founder and executive director of Turning Point USA, the nation's largest and fastest growing conservative youth organization with a presence on over 1,400 college and high school campuses; he is also host of The Charlie Kirk Show.

The views expressed in this article are the writer's own.

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