It is no surprise that a large portion of U.S. citizens are unhappy with the outcome of the presidential election, but there is one surprise that may just make some a bit more accepting of Donald Trump. The president-elect does, indeed, support the LGBT community, and even held a rainbow flag at a Colorado rally during the campaign that said, “LGBT for Trump.” President-elect Trump is the first Republican president ever to embrace gay equality, Washington Times reports.
While the media is too busy calling President-elect Trump racist, sexist, and every other negative stereotype, causing many to dislike him, they failed to mention that Trump may actually support gay equality.
The moment was nothing more than historic. Donald Trump walked onto the stage. People in the crowd were hooting and hollering with joy. When Trump noticed a rainbow flag in the audience that read, “LGBT for Trump,” he asked if he could see it.
Next thing you know, Donald Trump was walking around the stage proudly holding the rainbow flag in effort to show his support for the gay community.
Jason Miller, a spokesperson for now-president-elect Trump, told reporters that Donald Trump was proud to carry that flag.
“Mr. Trump is campaigning to be President for ALL Americans and was proud to carry the ‘LGBT for Trump’ rainbow flag on stage in Greeley, CO yesterday. He will protect all Americans from the radical Islamic extremists who perpetuate hate and violence around the world, unlike Hillary Clinton who dangerously plans for open borders and has accepted millions of dollars from repressive regimes with a history of violence, discrimination and oppression against women, gays and minorities.”
MSNBC reveals that Chuck Todd, the Meet the Press host, asked Trump whether he thinks companies should be able to fire employees for their sexual orientation. Donald Trump replied that he DIDN’T believe that workers should be let go simply for their sexual orientation.
This is no huge surprise, as this isn’t the first time that Donald Trump has expressed support for anti-discrimination against the LGBT community. As far back as the year 2000, Trump was publicly recommending that the 1964 Civil Rights Act be used in order to protect the LGBT community from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In February, 2000, Donald Trump made this supporting statement.
“Amending the Civil Rights Act would grant the same protection to gay people that we give to other Americans – it’s only fair.”
In July, Trump spoke to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Ohio in regards to his support for the gay community. Thousands cheered as Donald voiced his support, and even took a moment to thank everyone during his nomination speech.
This was the first time ever that a Republican presidential nominee shared support for the gay community within their acceptance speech. In the same interview, Trump also announced his support for same-sex marriages. He believes that same-sex couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Further, Donald Trump outlined in his book, The America That We Deserve, how he dreamed of a nation that was “unencumbered by bureaucratic ineptitude, government regulation, confiscatory tax policies, racism, discrimination against women, or discrimination against people based on sexual orientation.”
So there you have it, folks. Donald Trump, despite all the negative stereotypes that the media has given him, is not as terrible as you may have once thought he was.
Today, President-elect Trump met with President Obama at the White house. The meeting, according to Donald Trump, went very well. According to NBC News, he and President Obama discussed a large variety of issues, as well as what progress has been made throughout his presidency. Most importantly, President Obama stressed the importance of a peaceful transition.
“It is not secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.”
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