Chris Barron Once Said, ‘If You Support Trump You Are an Idiot’
Christopher R. Barron, former co-founder and president of the gay Tea Party Republican andÂ now-defunct group, GOProud, has a long history of voicing his opinion on Donald Trump.
On March 21, he wrote for The Guardian that he “helped create Donald Trump the politician,” certainly a braggadociosÂ claim, but lamented that the billionaire businessman â€œhas played the political cheap seatsâ€¦ Instead of offering Republicans a positive vision for the future, he chose to play on some of our most base fears.â€
“I expected that Trump would push the envelope, indeed I hoped he would break the rules,” Barron continued. “I did, however, believe that Trump would be guided by some sense of common decency. Instead his campaign has been more Andrew Dice Clay than Ronald Reagan â€“ belittling POWs, women and the disabled.”
CNN now reports, however, that Barron is â€œcoordinating an effort to mobilize a coalition of conservative lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) voters in support of Donald Trump,” noting it’sÂ “a project that has intensified in the wake of a terrorist attack at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.”
The terrorist attack, it should be noted, left 49 dead, 53 injured and has become the countryâ€™s deadliest mass shooting, and the worst terror attack since 9/11.
The LGBT community is no longer a stranger to Trump-pandering, though it may surprise some that one of the newest advocates for Trump 2016 is the same man responsible for these tweets:
We are keeping lists of you Trump people. You will never live this shame down.
â€” Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) August 16, 2015
Want someone to “tell it like it is” ok here goes, if you support Trump you are an idiot.
â€” Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) August 16, 2015
The giant police state Trump supports would make Hitler blush.
â€” Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) August 17, 2015
â€œElections are always about choices,â€ Barron, who was a Herman Cain donor, told CNN. â€œThe choice this election is that either Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president of the United States or Donald Trump is, and for me, thatâ€™s a no-brainer, thatâ€™s an easy one. It should be Donald Trump.â€
He told CNN that the presumptive Democratic nominee â€œwants to continue a reckless foreign policy that has made the world less safe for all Americans, including LGBT Americans.â€ And that upon referring to what he describes as â€œMuslim states â€¦ prescribing the death penalty for people who are gay,â€ he continued that he would believe this â€œwould be something that a friend of the LGBT community would be able to speak out on, and [she] finds it unable to do so.â€Â
An attack on LGBT Americans is an attack on all Americans.https://t.co/q4Z3kWOcPR
â€” Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 14, 2016
Barron, who has begun actively attempting to convince the LGBT community into voting for Trump, has â€œno doubt that Donald Trump would be better for LGBT Americans.â€ He has, of course, long held many opinions on LGBT Americans:
The gay left = the American Taliban. Hateful, angry and dumb as shit.
â€” Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 27, 2011
Barron’s GOProud said it would support any Republican presidential candidate who became the 2012 nominee. It ultimately supported Mitt Romney, but didn’t support same-sex marriage until after the 2012 election.
A group of gay Republicans argue that Donald J. Trump will be better for LBGT Americans than Hillary Clinton. http://cnn.it/1VYUc8d
Posted by CNN Politics on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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In First Interview Since Loss, Trump Goes Off the Rails and Suggests FBI Is ‘Involved’ in Stealing Election
In his first interview since losing to President-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump repeated false claims about voter fraud and suggested that the FBI was “involved” in stealing the election.
Trump made the claims while speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
“They send millions and millions and millions of mail-in ballots,” Trump opined. “I’m sure you know people that got two, three, four — because I do. They got four ballots. They got one at a country home. Dead people were seeing ballots. But even worse, dead people were applying to get a ballot. They were making applications to get ballots. Many. And we’re not talking about 10 people, we’re talking — there are a lot of dead people that so-called voted this election.”
“This is total fraud,” he continued. “And how the FBI and Department of Justice — I don’t know, maybe they’re involved. But how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable. This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud.”
Trump also suggested that the judicial system had been rigged against him.
“We go to judges and people don’t want to get involved,” Trump remarked to Bartiromo. “The media doesn’t even want to cover it. I mean, you’re doing something. You’re actually very brave.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Trump’s ICE Is Using Torture to Quickly Deport Africans Back to a Deadly War-Torn Country
The central African country of Cameroon is currently experiencing a four-year separatist conflict that has killed over 3,000 people and displaced half a million more with “extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, arbitrary and unlawful detention and torture.”
But Cameroonians who fled to the U.S. to seek political asylum here as refugees are experiencing torture as well from private prison guards and agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Louisiana and Mississippi.
A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Freedom for Immigrants includes six Cameroonians who say they were physically forced to sign deportation documents that they didn’t understand and threatened with choking, pepper spray, physical pain and prolonged detention if they refused.
One accuser said that ICE agents and private guards stripped him naked from the waist down, exposing his genitals and buttocks to a room of 10 people, while forcing him to sign. Others said they and other refugees were fed substandard food, subject to a humiliating full-body strip search, and housed alongside federal prisoners while waiting for their court proceedings.
If true, the actions would violate Louisiana state and federal law, the international Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, which the U.S. has ratified, as well as ICE’s own policies within its 2011 Performance Based National Standards, Newsweek reports.
Trump has deported anywhere from 94 or 116 Cameroonians back to their home country since October. The Cameroon government has detained refugees who return to their shore to interrogate them for any separatist ties.
Trump Is Already Planning a 2024 Run Just So Biden Won’t Get All the Press Attention
President Donald Trump is reportedly discussing launching his 2024 re-election campaign kickoff event on January 20 just to overshadow President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Yes, really.
The Daily Beast has cited three officials who Trump has reportedly discussed the idea with. He is assessing which big-dollar donors would support his bid and which political underlings would remain loyal to him just to benefit from whatever happens.
“Trump’s scheming about a future White House run is both an implicit recognition that he views his own current legal efforts as longshots and a reflection of his inherent desire to maintain political power and public attention,” The Daily Beast writes.
According to Bloomberg News, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, reportedly told Trump, “If you do that—and I think I speak for everybody in the room—we’re with you 100 percent.”
Trump still has yet to officially concede. On Thursday he told reporters, “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud.” Trump has been unable to prove his repeated claims of “massive fraud” in over 30 lawsuits which have either failed, been dismissed or withdrawn by his own re-election campaign.
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