Trump Jr. Uses Guns as Backdrop in Video Rant About Schools, Teachers Unions

Trump Jr. Uses Guns as Backdrop in Video Rant About Schools, Teachers Unions

Donald Trump Jr. targeted teachers unions in a diatribe arguing for broader school reopening policies, which he videoed while standing in front of what appears to be a wall lined with guns. Trump Jr., the eldest son of former president Donald Trump and executive at the Trump Organization, is a prolific social media user who frequently posts rants online. In the new video , entitled "These Teachers Unions Are OUT OF CONTROL," Trump Jr. airs a string of accusations against teachers unions that have advocated for less hasty school reopening procedures in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He originally posted the video to Canadian video-sharing platform Rumble on Saturday, and then promoted it in a post shared to Twitter . "One of the things I want to talk about that I’ve been reading a lot about lately is sort of the stuff, as it relates to the teachers union," said Trump Jr. He went on to denounce education labor unions for preventing schools from reopening their doors to students. When and how to effectively resume in-person learning without endangering students and staff (and their relatives) has dominated national debate for the better part of a year. The National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are the country’s largest and second-largest teachers unions. Both prioritized safe and measured approaches to reopening classrooms in public discourse about how the education system should proceed while COVID-19 transmission persists. Numerous local unions did the same. Teachers unions contributed significantly […]

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