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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Trump bigotry

Many gay people are ignoring the stereotype of the homophobic Republican and supporting Trump this year. In part because they sense Hillary's contempt for humanity in general. Nevertheless, Donald Trump earned his gay support.

In fact, he has earned support from black people, Muslims, Hispanics, strong women, and just about everyone in the nation. He has old-fashioned values where he judges a man on who he is -- the content of his character and not the color of his skin as Martin Luther King Jr. once put it.

From an Advocate interview in 2000 (via Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit):
QUESTION: Why should gays and lesbians be interested in you as a presidential candidate?
TRUMP: I grew up in New York City, a town with different races, religions, and peoples. It breeds tolerance. In all truth, I don’t care whether or not a person is gay. I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit. Being in the entertainment business — that is, owning casinos and … several large beauty pageants — I’ve worked with many gay people. I have met some tough, talented, capable, terrific people. Their lifestyle is of no interest to me.
QUESTION: Would we see gay people in a Trump administration?
TRUMP: I would want the best and brightest. Sexual orientation would be meaningless. I’m looking for brains and experience. If the best person for the job happens to be gay, I would certainly appoint them. One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. I’d want to change that.
QUESTION: What would you do to combat antigay prejudice?
TRUMP: I like the idea of amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include a ban of discrimination based on sexual orientation. It would be simple. It would be straightforward. We don’t need to rewrite the laws currently on the books, although I do think we need to address hate-crimes legislation. But amending the Civil Rights Act would grant the same protection to gay people that we give to other Americans — it’s only fair. I actually suggested this first, and now I see [Democratic presidential candidate] Bill Bradley has jumped on the bandwagon and is claiming the idea as his own. [A bill to amend the Civil Rights Act that would have included protections on the basis of sexual orientation was first introduced in the 1970s. — Ed.] Let me tell you something. Bradley is as phony as a $20 Rolex. He says the president ought to have big ideas. His last big idea — the 1986 [Tax Reform Act] — caused a recession and cost thousands of people their jobs. This guy destroyed the real estate industry, and he tanked the S&Ls. It was a disaster. Bradley walked out of the Senate like he was some kind of statesman declaring that “politics is broken.” The truth is, the voters were going to dump him in New Jersey. He walked away. Now he poses as some kind of outsider. What a joke. Bradley was a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a longtime part of Washington establishment. When I was $900 million and my companies were $9 billion in debt, I didn’t walk away. While others were declaring bankruptcy, I clawed my way back. My businesses are now bigger and better than ever.
QUESTION: Are your gay employees allowed to be out?
TRUMP: Everyone makes a personal choice. Look, it just doesn’t matter to me. I try to treat everybody equal and fairly. Maybe that’s why I can count men like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Sammy Sosa as my friends. When you hang with people who are different from you, you get an appreciation for other cultures.
This is not a one-of interview. My research showed Trump has a great respect for people of all races, as well as an affinity for strong women. That he would support gay rights all along does not surprise me. If Hitler had an opposite, it might well be Trump. This is the conservatism we need, the kind that does not follow liberals down those rabbit holes of race and sex and religion.

Trump will make a great president because bedsides a head, he has a heart.

Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."


  1. Been on other sites and I feel that a lot
    of the anti-trump people are trolling as
    pro-Trump, phobics just for the purpose of
    screwing up the narrative.
    Accused of being pro-gay myself- I say,
    I do not approve of the gay lifestyle, but,
    as Free Americans, we have the right to engage in our own life. It's in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Too many people, want to
    dispose of that annoying Bill of Rights..
    Just as that flea-infested sharia, laden
    Camel is about to pull everyone's tent down... TG McCoy

  2. Trump keeps coming across as a truly tolerant (not in the Lefty sense) and more thoughtful guy than anybody wants you to believe.

    1. Far more tolerant than the Oh-So-Tolerant Left.

  3. Trump doesn't suffer fools gladly. You perform...or else. We need some of this attitude in the White House. The Federal government has been underperforming for as long as I've lived. It's time to bring our nation's employees to account. Treat them fairly and equally, reward (!) excellent (!!) performance, send the lazy and the incompetent packing. We need to hear more of: You're fired!

  4. I have no problem with the idea of being "tolerant" of the gay lifestyle or of appointing qualified gay persons to serve in an administration, but it's gone well beyond that.

    Homosexuality, transsexualism -- anything that seems to be intended to spawn androgyny and gender confusion -- have become civic religions.

    One can't have everything, but I would prefer a Republican standard-bearer that tore down those false idols too, even as Trump is tearing down others.

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