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Donald Trump gets a drag makeover, and it’s as awful as you’d think

Nick Duffy August 25, 2015
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Jussie Smollett attack: President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Hispanic pastors at the Roosevelt Room of the White House January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Republican Donald Trump keeps getting made over as a drag queen – and it’s fantastic.

The Presidential hopeful’s meteoric rise to the top of the packed Republican field of nominees took many by surprise. However, his drag career might take you by more surprise.

At least, several people have taken it upon themselves to imagine what it would be like – with a number of photoshopped ‘transformations’ of the Republican.

The billionaire – who previously opposed equal marriage because he “just don’t feel good about it” – recently claimed that opposing equality is now a “dead issue”, and admitted he has attended a gay wedding.

He said: “Yes, I have [attended the wedding of Broadway theatre owner] Jordan Roth… Great guy.”

When asked if it is a “dead issue for the GOP”, he replied: “Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen.

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“Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.”

Trump also broke from the field to claim that employees should not be sacked based on sexuality – while not a single member of the Republican Party in Congress has backed a proposed Equality Act outlawing anti-LGBT discrimination.

Asked by whether private companies should fire employees simply due to their sexuality, he said: “I don’t think it should be a reason, no.”

Although some of the efforts are valiant, PinkNews imagined the entire Republican field as the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race last month.

Interestingly, though Mr Trump has always publicly claimed to oppose equal marriage, his recent re-positioning on LGBT rights is in line with what some claim has always been his real private viewpoint.

Actor George Takei previously claimed that Trump had privately revealed he attended a same-sex wedding and found it ‘beautiful’ – which Trump only admitted publicly this month.

(H/t Queerty)

Related topics: Donald Trump, drag, drag queen, Gay, makeover, president, presidential, Republican, US, US Election 2016

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