Tiffany Trump promises a ‘cure for AIDS’ and misspells LGBT+ in chaotic Trump Pride rally appearance
Tiffany Trump is being mocked for a chaotic speech to a sparsely-attended Trump Pride rally in which she promised a “cure for AIDS”, boasted about having “gay best friends”, got the LGBT+ initialism wrong, and attempted to airbrush her father’s lengthy record undermining equal rights.
The president’s lesser-known daughter took up the family tradition of babbling her way through a bizarre, fact-free address for the dozens of supporters who attended the event in Tampa, Florida on Saturday (October 17).
“I know what my father believes in, prior to politics he supported gays, lesbians, the L, G, B, Q, I, A, plus, community, OK?”, she told the crowd, aptly forgetting the letter T.
She also told the crowd: “My father says there will be a cure for AIDS in the next ten years, and there will be.”
Tiffany Trump claims her father has ‘always supported’ LGBT+ people.
Launching into an attack on LGBT+ activists who oppose her father, Tiffany Trump said: “People you unfortunately see on social media, you see these fabricated lies… it saddens me, I have friends of mine and they reach out, they make up stories [and ask], ‘How could you support your father? We know your best friends are gay’.
“I say, ‘It’s because my father has always supported all of you’. He’s not doing it for politics and unfortunately I think there’s a lot of other politicians who do.
“Since being a businessman, he says what he says, he means it, perhaps it’s a little too hardcore or honest, but don’t we want someone who’s going to get up there, speak and make it happen?”
The young Trump confessed she had been “a little bit worried” about homophobia under previous Republican presidents, but insisted: “My dad cannot be bought off, he’s not going to let anyone change his views.”
The speech comes as Republicans rush through Donald Trump’s ultra-conservative Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who is expected to effectively abolish the court’s fragile majority on LGBT+ rights, leading to potential years of hostile rulings in looming cases on equal rights protections, ‘freedom to discriminate‘ challenges and trans rights.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is engaged in a broad push to enforce anti-trans discrimination in homeless shelters, schools, universities and the military, while senior figures cosy up to anti-LGBT+ evangelicals and conversion therapy advocates.
The Trump Pride rallies are the brainchild of gay Trump campaign official and former ambassador Richard Grenell, who has earned the monicker “Gaslight Grenell” for his repeated boasting about a US-led global campaign to decriminalise homosexuality, which all evidence suggests does not actually exist.
People are not here for Tiffany Trump’s ‘tipsy Miley Cyrus energy’.
Queer Twitter swiftly put Tiffany Trump on blast for her speech.
As one response put it: “The daughter he knows nothing about representing a community he knows nothing about.”
Another user added: “Tiffany Trump is that drunk annoying straight girl in every gay bar.”
One response quipped: “I can see why they don’t let her out much. She’s giving me tipsy Miley Cyrus who doesn’t believe anything she’s saying”.