August 20, 2019 at 12:35 pm PST | by Staff reports
Trump: ‘I’ve done very well’ with LGBT community

President Trump on Tuesday touted his endorsement by Log Cabin. (Photo by palinchak via Bigstock)

President Trump for the first time on Tuesday acknowledged last week’s endorsement of his 2020 campaign by the Log Cabin Republicans.

The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson asked Trump a question while on pool duty at the White House. The exchange follows:

Washington Blade: Mr. President, your administration has been taking steps to make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people in the workforce. Are you OK with those actions?

President Trump: Well, you know, I just got an award, or an endorsement yesterday from the exact group. You saw that? They gave me the endorsement yesterday. I’ve done very well with that community and some of my biggest supporters are of that community, and I talk to them a lot about it. I think I’ve done really very well with that community, as you know, Peter Thiel and so many others, they’re — they’re with me all the way, and I just got a big endorsement from the Log Cabin group.

The Blade asked a follow up question that went unanswered: “But what about those actions?”

Log Cabin endorsed Mitt Romney‘s election bid despite his opposition to marriage equality. (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Log Cabin declined to endorse George W. Bush‘s re-election after he backed a Federal Marriage Amendment to ban marriage equality.

 

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