Comedian Cameron Esposito called out Trump over his stance on LGBT rights

Meka Beresford January 21, 2017
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Comedian Cameron Esposito has debunked Donald Trump’s approach to minorities after the LGBT rights page vanished from the White House website.

Speaking to Billboard, Esposito explained that the sudden move is just a glimpse of what she expects to see in the future.

“They’re acting as if we don’t exist,” she said. “Tomorrow I march because I am a woman, and in solidarity with the whole LGBT community and anyone who feels marginalised.”

The comedian, who often appears on Funny or Die with her wife Rhea Butcher, went on to call out Trump’s recent marginalising behaviour of American citizens.

“Donald Trump is so great at singling out groups of Americans to target. There are so many of us, and what’s important to point out is that there is an intersection among these groups.

“There are members of the LGBT community who are also immigrants, and those people are doubly at risk,” she said.

“We’ve been getting this message from Trump throughout the campaign that this is about the parts of America that have been forgotten.

“Well, I tour for a living, I’ve been on the ground in those parts and I can tell you there are LGBT people there too, and there are immigrants in those parts.”

The comedian explained that she will be taking action, such as walking in the Women’s March today, but does not expect the newly appointed 45th President of the United States to resonate with action being taken by people across America or globally.

“I don’t know Donald Trump personally but it seems pretty obvious he has built a wall of ignorance around himself so I don’t really expect to penetrate that,” she said.

“I march for all of my communities. I think we deserve solidarity, I think we deserve the feeling of a day free from fear in order to continue to do the work that has to be done. To take action, we need to feel powerful.”

More: America, Donald Trump, Equality, inauguration, LGBT, Politics, US, USA

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