Tiffany Trump Claimed Donald Trump Is An LGBTQ+ Ally. The Internet Quickly Fired Back With Facts
Many slammed Tiffany Trump for claiming Donald Trump is an LGBTQ+ ally after his administration has taken actions that discriminate against the community.
Tiffany Trump held a “Trump Pride” event in Tampa over the weekend and after videos of the scarcely-attended event were shared online, many people pointed out all of the anti-LGBTQ+ actions Donald Trump has taken since becoming president.
The youngest daughter of President Trump was joined by former acting National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, and gave a speech claiming her father supports LGBTQ+ people. At one point she got the acronym wrong, calling it “LGBQIA.”
On the website promoting the event, the Trump campaign claims that “President Donald J. Trump is the only President to openly support the LGBT community since his first day in office.”
During her speech Saturday, Tiffany Trump said, “Prior to politics, [my father has] supported gays, lesbians, the LGBQIA plus community, ok? And people, you unfortunately see social media, you see these fabricated lies. It saddens me.”
She also said she was “worried” when her dad was running for the Republican nomination for president based on “the past Republican establishment and how their views were toward this community.”
“But guess what? My dad cannot be bought off. He’s not gonna let anyone change his views,” she continued.
Despite the campaign and administration’s attempts to paint Trump as an ally, many have pointed out the multiple actions he has taken that have rolled back protections of LGBTQ+ people.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) collected all of the Trump administration’s statements and actions against LGBTQ+ people in its Trump Accountability Project (TAP).
“Our individual TAP profiles also serve as a reminder that many in the administration have blatantly pledged to dismantle the legal protections that LGBTQ people, as well as other communities, have achieved over the past several years,” the organization wrote.
Some of the actions highlighted include the administration banning trans people from serving in the military, and withholding funding from Connecticut schools that allow transgender athletes to participate with their gender identity.