Don­ald Trump would be dis­as­trous for LGBTs

GA Voice - - Outspoken - By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI

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.

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