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Trump Claims He’s the Better LGBTQ+ Candidate

Posted on: September 7, 2016

A photo of a protester holding a sign that reads, "love Trumps hate."

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Donald Trump has been saying for a while now that he’s a better candidate for LGBTQ+ voters than Secretary Clinton. You can go ahead and take a moment to laugh at that.

His argument is that LGBTQ+ voters can’t trust Clinton because she has taken money from Saudi Arabia, but like most things Trump says, that’s not true. The Clinton Foundation did receive money from that country’s king before Clinton took her job as Secretary of State. Trump, meanwhile, has made at least $10 million off that same king, who owns the 45th floor of the Trump World Tower.

Of course, it’s possible that Trump doesn’t actually know what Saudi Arabia is, because he seems very confused on a lot of issues that deal with Muslims, the Middle East, and the LGBTQ+ community. For example, his response to the Pulse shooting was “extreme vetting” of Muslim immigrants (even though the shooter was an American born and raised here). But aside from that, he chose Mike Pence as his running mate, you know, the guy who tanked Indiana’s economy after pushing a “religious freedom” bill through legislation. Oh, and he thinks Phyllis Schlafly was a “Champion for Women.”

But Trump isn’t pulling one over on the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ voters are smart enough to realize that Trump and Pence are an awful choice for the highest office in the country. But that doesn’t make these kinds of comments any less troubling, hilarious though they may seem. There are a lot of people who aren’t as well educated about the community or the struggles it has had to face. There might even be people out there who consider themselves LGBTQ+ friendly but still support Trump. It’s on us as a community to continue to educate the public until all acts of hate and discrimination are eliminated from our system.

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1 Response to "Trump Claims He’s the Better LGBTQ+ Candidate"

The only beneficiary of his election would be Vladimir Putin.

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