Former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., wrote on Twitter that Parkland, Florida student David Hogg’s parents didn’t properly discipline him.
In response to Hogg’s rejection of Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s apology, Flynn Jr. tweeted that his parents “clearly didn’t smack this kid much growing up.”
Someone (hint: parents) clearly didn’t smack this kid much growing up. Your emotional high will run out soon so savor it while it lasts…. https://t.co/AJ5v80T9bK
— 🇺🇸MFLYNNJR🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) March 29, 2018
He added that Hogg’s “emotional high” will run its course and advised him to “savor it while it lasts.”
His comment faced backlash and Flynn Jr. subsequently tweeted that people who think “smacking your kid” when they’re out of line is “troublesome” are part of the problem.
He wrote that those people are “one of the main reasons” students in the United States are ranked 22 in the world in education.
Lot of libs triggered by this comment. If smacking your kid when he gets out of line/mouths off is “troublesome” for you, you’re one of the main reasons our kids (in the US) are #22 in the world in education. Called LACK OF DISCIPLINE.
— 🇺🇸MFLYNNJR🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) March 30, 2018
“Called LACK OF DISCIPLINE,” he concluded.
After Ingraham tweeted an article about Hogg’s rejection from several colleges, he called for a boycott of her advertisers and many companies pulled ads.
Ingraham later apologized and invited Hogg to return to her show for a “productive discussion,” but he rejected the apology on the basis that it wasn’t genuine, but only for her advertisers.