Donald Trump, Jr. wandered into it over the weekend when he derided a Queerty story about not sexually discriminating against HIV+ people.
“Well I can think of one thing,” Trump tweeted on Saturday in response to an article titled “What you stand to lose by not having sex with people with HIV.”
The onslaught against his stigma-reenforcing comment followed swift and hard.
Well I can think of one thing. https://t.co/A34xY74OYc
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 23, 2019
“We’re days away from the 31st WORLD AIDS DAY,” wrote ACT UP NY, “and the President’s son is typing anti-science stigma inducing bull sh*t.”
We’re days away from the 31st WORLD AIDS DAY and the President’s son is typing anti-science stigma inducing bull shit. There’s a special place in hell waiting for you junior. https://t.co/nbknNdApRB
— ACT UP NY (@actupny) November 23, 2019
Related: What you stand to lose by not having sex with people with HIV
“How’s trolling Gay websites going?” asked Broadway performer Nick Adams.
Actor Javier Munoz pointed out that one of Trump’s father’s campaign promises included ending HIV transmission by 2030. “Your own father made this pledge yet you perpetuate Stigma which prevents progress?” he tweeted.
Your own father made this pledge yet you perpetuate Stigma which prevents progress? pic.twitter.com/lNOJvBpdLr
— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) November 23, 2019
Olivia Alabaster noted: “When the world has come so far in combatting stigma around HIV – and it now impossible to pass on HIV when one is on treatment – this comment is stunningly retrograde and dangerous.”
When the world has come so far in combatting stigma around HIV – and it now impossible to pass on HIV when one is on treatment – this comment is stunningly retrograde and dangerous https://t.co/FzdQ4b5Q4S
— Olivia Alabaster (@OliviaAlabaster) November 24, 2019
The original story which triggered Trump Jr.’s comment concerned the effectiveness of PrEP in preventing the spread of HIV, as well as how HIV+ folks with an undetectable viral load cannot spread the disease.
While we’re flattered (if perplexed) that Trump Jr. reads Queerty, we’d like to take this opportunity to point out that he, evidently, knows little about HIV risk or transmission. No big surprise there.
Ha. Was wondering how long before Queerty responded.
Oh and when was the last time his daddies pledges (other then putting right wing hacks on the bench) have been taken seriously?
Apparently Trump junior doesn’t seem to understand that Aids is now a mostly straight person’ disease. However, I expected nothing more from him since he is just as uneducated as his father.
On one hand, we should remove the stigma surrounding HIV, so that people feel comfortable knowing their status, getting treatment, and avoiding spreading the disease.
On the other hand, we should not remove the stigma so much that people stop fearing the disease, have sex without condoms with HIV positive people, or engage in any sexual activity that might propagate the virus.
It is a fine line between compassion and recklessness.
The youth must understand that prep is not 100% effective, condoms are not 100% effective, and HIV will totally and completely alter your life. So far, there is no going back.
Yeah, great idea! Lets scare them away from prep and condoms since they’re so ineffective and shame those that have it as a warning for others. Dumbass.
yeah, and smoking cigarettes and driving in cars and eating high fat foods and using cell phones and breathing the air all pose risks, and most higher mortal risks than having sexing on PReP.
Your real issue: sex scares the hell out of you.
Stop throwing around alternative facts. And see a therapist about your shame filled sex perspectives.
Your comment is painfully out if touch.
you had me until this: “we should not remove the stigma so much…”
Reading what Trump, Jr. says, he would be happy if we ostracized people who are HIV+ and maybe tattoo them like Hitler did gays. Is anyone surprised at the ignorance that anyone named Trump can spew out?
Did I miss something? Where does he suggest that from his cryptic one sentence tweet?
“What you stand to lose by not having sex with people with HIV.”….“Well I can think of one thing,” Trump tweeted”.
He equated being with someone with HIV is a death sentence. No other way of looking at it.
No surprise here, Trump, Jr. is a dummy like his daddy Donnie, especially since HIV came from SIV in Africa where it mutated when it was transferred from a Simeon to a Human being who was straight!
QTY got some great press!! Let’s not pretend you don’t love it.
“let’s”. you got a mouse in your pocket? ….or perhaps you’re a bishop??
Trump Jr. Can suck it…………..not mine ofcourse it might fall off if he touches it, any volunteers from the few gays on the right?
I’m sure one of the LCR will volunteer just to get close to his daddy.
THE TRUMPS ARE TRASH AND ANYONE WHO SUPPORT THEM ARE VILE
Interesting that Baby Don pays attention to Queerty. To which I can only say, honey, if you’re thinking about coming out of the closet, please stay in; we don’t want you.
Succinct and to the point Bless you whoever you might be ..
Who the heck cares what that walking pustule says or thinks He should just go back to his wife and…….. sorry no that would be punishing her even more just let the oil slick do his own thing , laugh at him and his IQ of zero and remember to vote in November 2020 and get shot of the whole sorry corrupt crew
Please keep in mind at least 30 percent of the population supports his father no matter what. Trump Jr also has 4 million followers on Twitter, so yeah unfortunately a lot of dumb people do care and this type of thinking seeps into policy decisions.
Well, let’s hope they don’t make it a Bush repetition…
who would even b so stupid & ignorant to vote for this piece of vomit?????
I’m surprised that Trump Jr follows Queerty, either that or a gay republican clued him in to the article ( which I think is likely the case).
Or he’s a closet queen. Either way, he’s vile.
What can we say about this ignorant idiot? He has no compassion, he is not even human. Both he and his dad both spout off things they know little about. Its time to lock them all up.
I’m more shocked that Donald Trump Jr. reads Queerty. Although I don’t quite get his point in the tweet or why he would even be remotely interested in that. There is a stigma with those that have HIV have to face. I have friends that have HIV and they deal with it rather well. I also have friends that have told me in confidence that they met someone they really like. Everything is perfect. The guy is amazing. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Then he finds out the guy is HIV positive. This friend is no longer comfortable. He doesn’t know what to do or how to handle it. He’s too much of a worrier to drag the guy into that. He tells the guy. The guy is understanding and basically says it’s your choice. “If you’re not comfortable I understand.” I’m telling this friend I can’t believe you’re giving up a good guy over that, but I understand you can’t get past feeling uncomfortable or worried about it. I’ve had other gays tell me in confidence they want to overcome that stigma, but just don’t think they can do it. Not all are like that. The only thing odd about this is that DT Jr would even care enough to read a Queerty article and on this topic.
He’s such a worthless pig! I can only hope when he goes to prison he gets repeatedly pounded without lube!
Dumb Don Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, was the first wife of then SF Mayor, Gavin Newsom. Man – did she trade down, huh? Jennifer is definitely First Lady material.
This is so trumpian from the clan t-Rump drumpfs that I want to Facebook this page to all of my many gay friends. The Facebook link is not live so what do I do?
The entire tRump family is garbage people!
just as usual as EVER, dumpster boy Jr. knows NOTHING about EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet, because of daddy, this stupid, ignorant ant, thinks he can speak up & show himself to be an EXPERT on EVERYTHING when “he” knows NOTHING about ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how stupid & dumb can a “particular” person b?????? he is trying VERY hard to b like daddy & he is failing himself VERY miserably!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I personally think Jr. is doing a great job of being just like daddy. Daddy is just as stupid as Jr. or vise versa. Either way you look at it the whole damn family are nothing but idiots. Every single one of them destroy everything they touch. The tRumps were born corrupt and forever corrupt they’ll be. I’ve never seen an entire family of stooges who are as stupid as a box of hair. In fact, the three stooges were successful and I cannot say that for the tRumps. Their entire so called “empire” is collapsing in the United States, and around the world. The tRump name is being removed from buildings faster than a bolt of lightening. The tRump Doral Country Club In Florida is losing its azzzz. They’re trying to sell the tRump hotel in DC because no one will stay there once he’s no longer president. Their up to Azzz in billions of dollars of debt. The tRump family lives on borrowed money and hopefully one day they will be living in the street. And if the tRump brand continues to be toxic it won’t be too much longer.
Donnie jr is all coked out all the time. The coke is talking when little Donnie moves his lips.
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