Donald Trump Jr. jumped into a Twitter fight on Tuesday between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy over Portnoy’s threats to fire employees who consider unionizing.
Trump Jr. called Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism of Portnoy “the biggest mistake she’s ever made on Twitter.”
Earlier Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez accused Portnoy of “likely breaking the law” by threatening to fire “on the spot” employees who expressed interest in creating a union at the sports site.
The US Department of Labor also waded into the Twitter debate, tweeting out its hotline number in response to Portnoy’s threats.
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Donald Trump Jr. jumped into a Twitter fight on Tuesday between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy over Portnoy’s threats to fire employees who express interest in unionizing.
The president’s eldest son cheered on Portnoy, who challenged Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on Twitter after the New York Democrat said his comments “likely” violated US labor law.
“Picking a fight with @stoolpresidente and @barstoolsports is probably the biggest mistake @AOC has ever made on Twitter,” Trump Jr. tweeted. He later added, “This should be fun” with three popcorn emojis.
This should be fun. 🍿🍿🍿 https://t.co/hp7gF2VftK
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
Portnoy quote-tweeted Trump Jr., writing “When will Alexandria O’CRAZIO Cortez @Aoc learn not to tangle with our countries Presidents? @realDonaldTrump.”
Read more: Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy threatened to fire employees in anti-unionization tweets and challenged AOC to a debate on Twitter
Portnoy on Tuesday shared a 2015 blog post he wrote in which he said he hoped Barstool’s employees would unionize “just so I can smash their little union to smithereens.” He was prompted to share his thoughts on unions after employees at the sports site Ringer
Source:: Business Insider