'A transgender cyclist who won her second world title on Saturday has blasted Donald Trump Jr. for fueling the flames of hatred and encouraging hundreds of people to send her hateful and transphobic comments online.
Rachel McKinnon, 37, won gold in the 35-39 age category 200m sprint at the Masters Track World Championships in Manchester on Saturday.
But 48 hours later she suggested her victory had since been dampened by an abundance of 'hate messages' she'd been receiving on Instagram, Twitter and email.
'They're flooding my IG with hate speech,' McKinnon tweeted Monday afternoon. 'That usually means that some right wing outlet published something hateful.'
An hour later, McKinnon tweeted again, this time quote tweeting Donald Trump Jr.'s outburst against her victory.
'You can never be woke enough!' The president's eldest son tweeted in response to a Town Hall article claiming McKinnon would not have qualified for the men's championships. 'Sorry to all female athletes who spent their lives mastering their games.'
McKinnon responded: 'Oh THIS explains the explosion of hate messages I'm getting!!'
Hours earlier, in a separate tweet, Trump Jr. also branded the idea of trans women being eligible to compete alongside female-born athletes as 'BS'.
'This BS will destroy women's sports and everything so many amazing female athletes have worked their entire lives to achieve,' he blasted. 'I couldn't care less how you identify, but this isn't right.'
When another Twitter user said that 'ultimate male privilege is men being able to dominate women's sports. All the gains women have made toward equality flushed,' Trump Jr. responded: 'It's funny because it's true. Sad.'
Read more: Champion transgender cyclist accuses Donald Trump Jr. of inciting hate and transphobia against her as he says it's 'BS' that she was allowed to compete against female-born athletes
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