in the wake of his celebration of the Orlando massacre, there seems something extremely creepy about Trump thanking LGBT people for their nonexistent support. And because his nose is so far up the backsides of the Religious Right, his thanks sound a bit muffled. After all, it’s a bit hard to say overturn marriage equalityand “I will fight for you” in the same breath.
This is the same guy who, as PFAW’s Brian Tashman noted in The Huffington Post the other day, “cozies up to anti-LGBT activists” like “Harlem’s notorious ‘stone homos’ pastor James David Manning and far-right radio show host Alex Jones, who thinks the LGBT rights movement is a “suicide cult” bent on the destruction of humanity.”
It should be obvious to everyone that Donald Trump cannot be both forand against LGBT rights. Surely, even Donald Trump can see that.
Seriously, Donald Trump, who gets support from people who think gays and lesbians, let alone transgenders, have no right to even exist, is promising he will defend their “freedoms and beliefs”? And at the same time he giving back rubs to the NRA – the guys who made it possible for the Orlando killer to have an assault rifle – with his small, small hands?
You remember how Trump said he’s going to get advice on combating terrorism from the NRA, right? You can bet George Takei remembers.
Martina Navratilova immediately slapped Trump’s hand away in a tweet of her own, saying, “@realDonaldTrump agree with George Takei- we don’t need your “protection”. Fight for us? Like you will fight for our equal rights? NOPE.”