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Trump ambushed by LGBT activists in Washington over Orlando comments

Joseph McCormick June 16, 2016
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Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been ambushed by a group of LGBT activists over a number of comments he made following the Orlando Pulse gay club shooting which left 49 dead.

Donald Trump – who opposes transgender rights, would appoint justices to repeal equal marriage and opposes federal anti-discrimination protections – has already multiple times this week claimed that he is a “real friend” to the LGBT community, and better than Hillary Clinton.

Trump ambushed by LGBT activists in Washington over Orlando comments

Claiming that he would be better for the LGBT community than Clinton as President, yesterday he said “ask the gays”, about Saudi Arabia, alleging that she has received funding from there.

Shortly after the Orlando massacre which left 49 dead and another 53 injured, Trump congratulated himself for previously suggesting that foreign-born Muslims should be banned from the US.

Attending a deposition in Washington, a number of activist chanted “Love Wins”, and “Love conquers hate”, as Trump arrived and left.

Trump has already had a whopping this week, by “the gays”, in his own words, who took to social media after he suggested he would be a better ally to the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton.

Speaking about “the gays”, Trump said: “Ask the gays what they think and what they do, in, not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me – who’s your friend Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?”

49 people were killed and 53 injured on Sunday in a shocking terrorist hate crime attack, which saw a gunman open fire inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida.

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack, which was perpetrated by US citizen Omar Mateen. The majority of the victims were Latino.

Trump immediately caused controversy on the issue, saying he was a “real friend” to the LGBT community, not Hillary Clinton, and by saying that President Obama was complicit in the deaths because “he doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anyone understands.”

Related topics: Clinton, democrat, Donald Trump, Equality, Hillary Clinton, LGBT, Orlando Massacre, president, presidential, Republican, Rights, Trump, US, US Election 2016

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