Donald Trump Promises To Do Everything In His Power To Protect The LGBTQ Community, Twitter Reacts

Donald Trump Promises To Do Everything In His Power To Protect The LGBTQ Community, Twitter Reacts

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has claimed he’ll do “everything in his power” to protect LGBT people – despite his actively anti-LGBT stances.

Don’t let the Republican Party’s homophobic and transphobic platform fool you, nor Trump’s own anti-LGBT rhetoric, nor the anti-LGBT actions of his vice presidential pick Mike Pence; a President Trump would protect everyone.

Or so he claims.

The reality TV star-turned-Presidential hopeful made the comments in his acceptance speech after officially becoming the Republican candidate for President.

In the speech he claimed to be a champion of the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando massacre – after previously suggesting a Clinton victory would lead to the mass murder of gays.

He said: “Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted LGBTQ community. No good. And we’re going to stop it.

“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe me.

“And I have to say as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you.”

Though Trump claims to have a “very good” plan to defeat ISIS, he says he can’t tell anyone what it is yet, in case other people steal his idea.

Hillary Clinton, who has the endorsements of most leading LGBT groups in the US, has a broad manifesto of detailed LGBT rights policies. Donald Trump lists no specific pro-LGBT policies anywhere.

In recent months, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee has tacked heavily against LGBT rights – pledging to appoint justices to repeal equal marriage, come out against federal anti-discrimination protections, and coming out in favour of anti-transgender laws after repeated flip-flopping.

Meanwhile he confirmed running mate would be Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who has signed a state law giving businesses the right to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religion. Pence also proposed draining HIV prevention funding to fund ‘gay cure’ therapy.

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12 Comments

  1. Kenny
    July 23, 07:19 Reply

    That third tweet tho…. ???

    • jess
      July 23, 09:17 Reply

      as in eh…am literally LOLing…am not sure he will look better even with a wig and amazing make up

  2. Kainene
    July 23, 07:32 Reply

    Again with this confused blond abomination of a republican. I just can’t deal. Mba, smh not this morning. *walks away*

  3. Brian Collins
    July 23, 07:47 Reply

    That Hillary Clinton is on fire. Woman is an evil bitch.
    Gay Americans sure know it’s bullocks. African Americans see it too. Latinos see it too, US immigrants see it too. I hope they all do the right thing by not voting this joke.

  4. Canis VY Majoris
    July 23, 08:35 Reply

    @HeyRickus LMAO!

    Saw the whole speech, thought he was going to bite his tongue when he spelled out the acronym.

  5. Mandy
    July 23, 08:36 Reply

    This man’s presidential run feels like a joke…a joke that’s on us. tbh

  6. Law
    July 23, 10:43 Reply

    That third tweet tho ??

  7. IBK
    July 23, 12:16 Reply

    There’s a double meaning to “I will protect lgbt”

    He’s big on the war against terrorism.. That’s what he means by protecting American LGBT. The war against terror covers that and nothing else.

  8. Delle
    July 23, 12:41 Reply

    “The reality TV star-turned-Presidential hopeful”…LOL, EVUL!!!

    ““And I have to say as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you.”

    Isn’t this guy just daft???!

  9. Terra
    July 25, 10:59 Reply

    “The reality TV star-turned-Presidential hopeful”
    Why aren’t people more terrified by this!!!???

    • Pink Panther
      July 25, 16:33 Reply

      Hehehee. i know, right? Like the White House is about to turn into one large Kardashian house.

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