Turns out President Donald Trump isn’t quite the bigot that the hysterical left would have you believe.
Asked about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who recently hugged and kissed his husband Chasten on stage, Trump made it plain that he has “no problem with it whatsoever.”
No issues here
The president’s remarks came during an interview with Fox News weekend host Steve Hilton, which will air during “The Next Revolution” program on Sunday night.
“Don’t you think it’s just great to see the fact that you’ve got a guy there on the stage with his husband, and it’s normal?” Hilton asked.
“I think it is absolutely fine, I do,” Trump replied.
Asked if it was a sign of “progress” for the country, Trump said, “Yeah, I think it’s great. I think that is something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever, I think it’s great.”
Trump’s comments shouldn’t surprise anyone. This isn’t the first time he has expressed his acceptance of various personal lifestyle choices — which makes the left’s false claims all the more ridiculous.
The Trump administration’s ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, is openly gay. Writing in an op-ed for The Washington Times in 2016, Grenell pointed out a couple of examples of how Trump has undermined the usual liberal narrative that “Republicans hate gay people.”
During a late campaign rally in Colorado right before the election, Trump proudly held a gay pride rainbow flag which read “LGBT for Trump.”
That followed Trump’s public announcement at the 2016 Republican National Convention of his support for LGBT equality, including marriage. Furthermore, that RNC convention featured as a speaker the openly gay co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, who was warmly embraced by both Trump and the crowd.
The point being: Trump isn’t prejudiced against the personal lifestyle choices of any Americans — and attacks to the contrary from the left come across as ill-informed and increasingly desperate.