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.