GOP candidate can’t understand why it’s offensive to celebrate that Trump puts ‘faggots in their place’
A Republican candidate for the state Senate in Massachusetts has said he can’t understand why it is offensive to use the word “faggots”, after making comments praising Donald Trump.
Ted Busiek congratulated Trump for comments he made in 1993 to a Native American affairs subcommittee, when he said some reservations should not be given gaming licences because “they don’t look like Indians to me.”
On Saturday he said: “DONALD TRUMP. Putting self-righteous faggots in their place since 1993. How I love this fellow.”
Busiek also spoke to State House News Service to add that he didn’t think saying “faggot” was offensive.
He said he didn’t think he had used the word in a “hateful sense”, adding that he thought the congressman in the video with Trump was being “kind of a jerk”, calling him “obnoxious”.
“It’s hard for me to get exercised over naughty words… You can insult somebody without being hateful.”
The Republican also opposes equal marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.
Democrats have called on the candidate to apologise for the comments.
Watch the video of Trump below:
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) July 1, 2016