Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Republican National Convention (RNC) ended Thursday in Cleveland with Donald Trump accepting the party's nomination.
In his record breaking 78 minute speech, Trump vowed to protect the LGBT community.
“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, forty-nine wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist,” Trump told GOP delegates. “This time, the terrorists targeted our LGBTQ community. 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.”
In an interview on NPR, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, accused Trump of pandering.
“This is 2016,” Griffin said. “We're beyond the time in our country where someone deserves praise for acknowledging that we exist and that we shouldn't be murdered. I think LGBTQ people across this country find it offensive the positions of the party that he represents, and because of his own positions. If his own positions weren't extreme enough, his choice of [Indiana Gov.] Mike Pence, who's truly been the face of anti-LGBT discrimination in this country really underscores just what he thinks of LGBTQ people and our rights.”
Trump is “pandering for his own selfish, political advancement,” he added.
One problem bozo the orange faced clown, Mateen was born in the Bronx, just like you, so what your really saying is, you'll protect the LGBT community from domestic terrorist just like yourself?
Seriously, if every Muslim is a potential ISIS terrorist, then by your reasoning (oxymoron) since Mateen was born in the Bronx, we must consider that everyone from the Bronx is a potential threat to LGBT people and all free will loving Americans and a wall must be built around the Bronx immediately and everyone from there (yourself included) should be considered a potentially violent terrorist until proven otherwise; just to be on the safe side.
Friday, July 22, 2016
David Duke, the infamous former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is a Holocaust denier, American white nationalist, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.
But the extremist hate preacher, who has been an outcast from most of civilized society for years, has apparently been so inspired by the rise of Donald Trump that he’s running for Congress too.
In a video, he lavished praise on Trump for allegedly adopting many of the same issues that Duke believes in, and said it had encouraged him to launch his own bid for power.
He said: “I’m proud to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate. I believe in equal rights for all and respect for all Americans.
Thousands of special interest groups stand up for the interests of African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans. European Americans need someone in the US Senate who will defend their rights and heritage.”
He cited many of Trump’s key policies including abolishing trade agreements.
“The New York Times admitted that my platform became the GOP mainstream and propelled Republicans to control of Congress.
“I’m overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years.
“My slogan remains ‘America First’. Equal rights for all, special interests for none.”
In a radio broadcast, he added: “I love what Trump’s doing. I think that Trump is a breath of fresh air. I don’t know exactly what he’s going to do when he’s in but I think it’s great what he’s doing.
“I’m going to vote for Trump, I said I supported Trump, I’ve been aligned with Trump from very early in this campaign.
“But we need at least one guy in the United States Congress, whether in the House of Representatives or the Senate, at least one guy that will openly stand up for the rights and the heritage of European-Americans and I believe that the time is right.”