Donald Trump Jr. Makes 'Hashtag Me Too' Joke Talking with Falwells About Guns, Transgender People

Speaking on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Donald Trump Jr. made a "hashtag me too" joke as he and the other panelists discussed guns and transgender people.

Speaking with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, the group got to the subject of transgender people through a discussion about the Falwell's new granddaughter.

"By the way, she is a daughter, she's our granddaughter, and we're raising her as a girl," Becki Falwell said. "We're not letting her have a choice." The crowd at the conservative convention cheered.

"There will be outrage tomorrow that you decided for her," Trump Jr. said in response.

Said Becki Falwell: "It's God—God makes the choice what babies are going to be. God decided she would be a girl."

Jerry Falwell then jumped in. "You don't have to raise them as a girl, she's got a little baby doll right under her arm every second, and my boys always had guns in their hands," he said.

Then Trump Jr. jumped in with his #MeToo joke: "Hashtag me too."

Trump Jr. is an avid hunter and has spoken critically about transgender issues before. Just this week, for instance, he called it a "grave injustice" that two transgender athletes took the top two spots in a Connecticut high school track championship.

"I feel so sorry for the young ladies who trained their whole lives to be the best in their state and to hopefully attain scholarships etc etc... this is a grave injustice," he tweeted on Monday.

Trump Jr. was often in the headlines this week. His name was brought up in the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer. Democrats were eager to have Trump Jr. appear before Congress, Newsweek's Ramsey Touchberry reported.

"If there are names that were mentioned or records that were mentioned during the hearing, we want to take a look at all of that," House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings told reporters. "They have a good chance of hearing from us—at least an interview. We'll go through it, we'll figure out who we want to talk to, and we'll bring them in."

Trump's father, meanwhile, is scheduled to speak at CPAC on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

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Donald Trump Jr. in El Paso, Texas, on February 11. Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images
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