Donald Trump would be disastrous for LGBTs
As has been established, one of the first things Donald Trump did after the Orlando shooting was to hop on Twitter and basically congratulate himself “for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” Granted he followed that with “I don’t want congrats,” but I doubt that. As one of the most narcissistic people ever to run for president, I’ll bet he gets a boner every time he’s praised.
On June 12, the Tweet that came before read, “Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims & their families.” Which is an appropriate thing to say. But it doesn’t really mean shit because from that moment on Trump has been using the Orlando shooting for political gain, namely by crafting the narrative that President Obama and soon-to-be-President Hillary Clinton are somehow softies for terrorists and that since terrorist groups like ISIS hate LGBT people, Obama and Clinton basically hate LGBT people, too.
“Hillary Clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she supports immigration policies that bring Islamic extremists to our country and who suppress women, gays, and anyone else who doesn’t share their views or values,” Trump said in a June 13 speech.
In other words, since Trump, who doesn’t even support marriage equality, hates Muslims he’s a far better choice for gays. And Trump is happy to capitalize on fear. You can’t fight hate with hate, and yet that’s all Trump has to offer. And LGBT people have had more than enough hatred, thank you.