GOP Future Teeters On The Brink As Gay Group Makes HUGE Announcement About Trump (AUDIO)
Apparently, Trump Is Actually Pretty Good For LGBT Americans, But…
A Republican LGBT group has decided that endorsing Donald Trump is just not something they want to do.
The Log Cabin Republicans released a statement on their website saying that on LGBT issues, Trump himself ain’t so bad. Actually, ain’t so bad isn’t strong enough. The group seems pretty impressed with Trump when it comes to how he treats them.
“Mr. Trump is perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party. His unprecedented overtures to the “LGBTQ community”—a first for any major-party candidate in our nation’s history—are worthy of praise, and should serve as a clarion call to the GOP that the days of needing to toe an anti-LGBT line are now a thing of the past.”
Wow, that sounds good. So, what’s wrong? Why didn’t Trump get the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans?
“Log Cabin Republicans have long emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our members single-issue voters. Even if we were, rhetoric alone regarding LGBT issues does not equate to doctrine. As Mr. Trump spoke positively about the LGBT community in the United States, he concurrently surrounded himself with senior advisors with a record of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to supporting legislation such as the so-called “First Amendment Defense Act” that Log Cabin Republicans opposes.”
Log Cabin Republicans say Trump may be the ‘most pro-LGBT nominee of GOP ever,’ but the group refuses to endorse him.
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) October 22, 2016
Senior advisors? Heck, his choice for VP, Mike Pence, is a blatant homophobe who has done everything in his power during his political career to fight against the rights and dignity of LGBT Americans. Good work, Trump. The one demographic you didn’t completely alienate and piss off has ditched you because you chose people to partner up with who have.
The statement continues on to say that if Donald Trump does happen to win, something that is looking less and less likely by the minute, they look forward to working with him. But, this time around, they are going to give him a pass and focus on something else, like trying to prevent the entire party from completely crashing and burning in the election.
“Log Cabin Republicans will spend the remainder of the 2016 election cycle committed to preserving and growing GOP majorities in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.”
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