Donald Trump: ‘Making America Great Again,’ unless you’re a minority
By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
A recent episode of “This American Life” featured a gay teenager who was totally gay for Donald Trump. This kid’s parents were totally opposed to him being gay and he cited his number one issue as being marriage equality. He believed wholeheartedly that Trump supported marriage equality (he doesn’t). And even after being confronted with evidence that Trump has opinions to the contrary, the kid basically said that Trump pretends to be anti-gay to score points with conservatives, but that he doesn’t really feel that way.
And maybe that’s true. But, as John Oliver pointed out about Trump’s racism, he’s either racist or pretending to be and after awhile there isn’t any difference. The same goes for whether or not Trump is hostile to gays. You can only pretend to be anti-gay for so long before you’re anti-gay.
During a March 5 press conference, reporter David Martosko asked Trump to clarify his stance on marriage equality and Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality.
And Trump wouldn’t do it.
“Well, I’ve made it very strong. We have policy on it, and I’ve said it very, very strongly, and I think you know it,” Trump responded to Martosko. “And it’s all done and, you know, how many times do I have to say it? It’s like, as an example, what is my position on 900 different things? I’ve said it 150 times. We’re not here for discussing that. But everybody knows how I feel on it.”
Well thank the lord that’s cleared up. It’s exactly his position on 900 different things. Everybody knows! The end!
To be clear, Trump has never come out in support of marriage equality.
If you think that Trump is LGBT friendly, then I have some Trump Steaks to sell you. Lesbian and gay rights have come so far (still a lot of work to do when it comes to transgender rights), so fast. We can’t risk decades of advancement on the wink-and-anudge evasiveness of a megalomaniac.