At the RNC’s finale, Donald Trump promised to be a great ally to the LGBT community as president — but only when it comes to ISIS. He vowed to save LGBT citizens from ‘violence and oppression,’ but he didn’t include the discrimination they face from laws passed by his own party!
The theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention was “Make American One Again,” and for Donald Trump, 70, that means including all members of the LGBT community. Sorta. While speaking on the final night of the Republican National Convention on July 21, he made sure to remember those killed in the Orlando Nightclub shooting, promising to never let that happen again.
“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist,” said the GOP’s presidential candidate. “This time, the terrorist targeted our LGBTQ community. It’s no good — and we’re going to stop it. As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe me!” Donald ended his promise by saying, “As a Republican, it’s so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 22, 2016
Of course, Donald needs to not look at ISIS for “hateful ideology.” He just needs to go golfing at the Trump National Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. After all, that state passed HB2, which allows for sweeping discrimination against LGBT people. Clearly, Donald wasn’t listening to Peter Thiel’s, 48, passionate plea for the GOP to not focus on fake culture wars.
However, Donald seems to have one big fan in the LGBT community: Caitlyn Jenner, 66. The I Am Cait star famously threw her support behind Trump (and his bathrooms). She was also in Cleveland during the convention, speaking at an American Unity Fund event. She didn’t swing by the Quicken Loans arena, probably because she wouldn’t be welcomed.
She blasted the GOP for pushing legislation that prevents transgender people from using the restroom of their choice, all while denying them their unalienable rights! While she would appreciate Donald’s vow to protect her from ISIS, she would also rather he protect her from her fellow Republicans!
What do you think about Donald’s vow to protect LGBT people, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’ll help them in all aspects, or just when ISIS is involved?