• Source: NECN
  • Watch: In Total Flip-Flop, Trump Tells Reporter He Will Advance LGBT Rights. Reporter Is A Lesbian.

    Trump's Pandering For Votes Reaches New Low

    In a stunning about-face, Donald Trump said Thursday that as president, he will strengthen LGBT civil rights and bring people together. The apparent change of heart comes literally just four days after the then-GOP frontrunner told ABC News he would "strongly considerappointing judges who would overturn Obergefell, the Supreme Court decision that found same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

    "I'm a lesbian," NECN reporter and Bay Windows publisher Sue O'Connell told Trump in an interview. "We've had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community," she continued.

    "When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?," O'Connell asked.

    "Well, you can," Trump, speaking in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary, said. "We're going to bring people together, and that's your thing, and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together and if we don't we're not going to have a country anymore."

    In addition to saying he'd place justices on the Supreme Court who would overturn Obergefell, Trump has time and time again said he only supports "traditional marriage," and that same-sex marriage is not his "thing."

    "I'm not in favor of gay marriage," he's said. "I don’t feel right about" marriage equality, he's also said.

    In 2011 Trump even adamantly said he is opposed to benefits for same-sex couples:  "No and no."

    Blogger Joe Jervis in response to Trump saying he'd advance LGBT equality observed, "Trump’s positions often vary depending on who he’s talking to."

    In this case, Trump was speaking with a lesbian in a more progressive environment. 67 percent of New Hampshire voters last year said they support same-sex marriage.

    Watch the video above. Trump's remarks on LGBT equality begin at about the 2:30 mark.

     

    Image: Screenshot via NECN
    Hat tip: Joe.My.God. and Bay Windows

     

     

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    • commented 2016-02-05 17:37:22 -0500
      @george, I wish I could tell you. I have a friend that is a huge supporter of tRump, and asked her why, and her statement is “I love him”. I’ve asked what about him she loves, and she can’t give me one reason why. She has absolutely no clue what his policies are. She was also an ardent supporter of Santorum, because he stopped at a restaurant her husband owns. No other reason. They’re really uninformed as to what his policies are, and I have the feeling that the reason he has so many supporters, is due to the fact that he was a TV personality. She’s gone as far as to say that she doesn’t want to hear anything bad about him, because it would interfere with her belief of what kind of person she thinks he is. They think that he can actually do the things he says he’s going to do, which isn’t much.

    • commented 2016-02-05 13:41:22 -0500
      The man is unhinged.

      Can anyone … ANYONE explain his ‘appeal’ to the frightwing for me?

    • commented 2016-02-05 12:08:17 -0500
      I honestly wonder if his candidacy for President is real. Sometimes I think i’ts all performance art.

    • commented 2016-02-05 12:08:15 -0500
      I honestly wonder if his candidacy for President is real. Sometimes I think i’ts all performance art.

    • commented 2016-02-05 11:40:44 -0500
      @chuck, I wouldn’t be hopeful for Trump. He panders to the people, which is what every republican president did while campaigning. I noticed he really didn’t say that he wouldn’t place judges that were for equality, as a matter of fact, he stated that he would place judges that were against the LGBT community. Like I said, lies to pander to the people.

    • commented 2016-02-05 09:25:21 -0500
      As a Gay man who has argued passionately for marriage equality for many years, I suppose I should be hopeful about Trump. And yet it’s true, he tells people what they want to hear.

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