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Donald Trump Jr. Just Attacked ‘Triggered’ LGBT College Students

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So Much for First Lady’s Anti-Bullying Campaign

Donald Trump Jr. has decided that LGBT college students in Pittsburgh shouldn’t feel betrayed or attacked, or affected in any way now that Duquesne University has decided to allow a Chick-fil-A on campus. As most Americans know, the purveyor of chicken fast food has a long and ugly history of donating millions to anti-gay organizations as its corporate leaders, the Cathy family, have made offensive comments against same-sex marriage. 

For some LGBT people, Chick-fil-A stands as the corporate embodiment of anti-LGBT hate and oppression. For Donald Trump Jr., a white man born into extreme privilege and wealth who likely has never experienced any discrimination, much less the painful discrimination millions of LGBT people have been subjected to, these students are worthy of his scorn and mockery.

“Luckily these students wont [sic] likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives… Oh Wait ,” he tweeted Thursday morning.

Trump linked to an article in the far right wing website founded by Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller, “University’s LGBT Students ‘Fear’ Arrival Of Chick-fil-A,” written by David Krayden.

“It’s not about the chicken sandwiches but the fact that the corporation had the temerity to support traditional marriage during the same-sex marriage debate,” Krayden falsely claims.

Let’s be very clear about Chick-fil-A’s vile past.

“Chick-fil-A has donated at least $5 million to organizations (including a certified hate group) that, among other things, depict gay people as pedophiles, want to make ‘gay behavior’ illegal, and even say gay people should be ‘exported‘ out of America,” I wrote in a 2012 article for The Huffington Post about Chick-fil-A.

Right wing religious conservatives frequently frame the “debate” over marriage equality as just different opinions, and claim their hate-filled attacks on LGBT people and our families are just support for “traditional marriage.” That’s how they framed the comments of Chick-fil-A’s leader, Dan Cathy. And that would be false.

“Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy didn’t merely say he supports traditional marriage. Dan Cathy said if you support gay marriage, you ‘are inviting God’s judgment on our nation,’ and that we ‘shake our fist at Him’ when we do. Dan Cathy also said same-sex marriage is the result of a ‘deprived’ mind and called it ‘twisted up kind of stuff.'”

Imagine if the CEO of McDonald’s, or Burger King, or Wendy’s said “traditional marriage is the result of a deprived mind and it’s twisted up kind of stuff.” Of course they never would, but imagine how most Americans, including LGBT people would feel.

Chick-fil-A supports organizations that have claimed they can change gay people into straight people — ‘pray away the gay‘ — despite the fact that practically every major medical organization has stated that this is not only impossible but dangerous and harmful.”

Chick-fil-A has reportedly made changes and says they no longer contribute to anti-LGBT organizations or to groups that support them. NCRM has not verified those claims.

It’s important to note also that LGBT students are far more likely to be raped, bullied, and attacked, attempt or complete suicide, and suffer from mental health issues.

Here’s how some responded on Twitter:

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Trumps Could ‘Turn on One Another’ as Investigations ‘Go Up the Food Chain’: MSNBC Analyst

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Former president Donald Trump and his family are facing “existential” threats from ongoing criminal investigations in New York and Georgia, according to MSNBC political analyst and Trump biographer Tim O’Brien.

“I think you’re going to start to see this vice squeeze in,” O’Brien said Saturday. “The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain.”

“The Manhattan DA’s case has existential consequences to it,” O’Brien added. “Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That’s not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James’ prosecution, that’s a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there’s proof of that, there’s evidence.”

Watch the full interview below.

 

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Ron DeSantis Pounded by WaPo Editorial Board for Latest Attempt to ‘Poison Democracy’

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In a scathing opinion piece on Saturday morning, the editorial board of the Washington Post trashed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his plan to create an “election police squad” that board suggests will be used to disrupt elections and scare voters away.

According to the board, the DeSantis proposal reeks of Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn election results at the state level with them labeling the Florida Republican’s efforts a deliberate move to “poison democracy.”

Pointing out that DeSantis wants the Florida legislature to “pony up $6 million to hire 52 people for his election police squad — which, naturally, would be under the governor’s control and would investigate allegations of election crimes submitted by “government officials or any other persons,” the editors then warned, “If Mr. Trump had his way, government investigators would no doubt be impounding Dominion Voting Systems election machines and grilling election officials in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania based on outlandish allegations about the 2020 vote. Whether Florida’s voting cops would field tips from partisans acting in bad faith or dupes who really believe that fraud is ubiquitous in U.S. elections, it is not hard to foresee them harassing election officials or voting rights groups who are simply trying to help people to vote.”

The editors added, “Mr. DeSantis’s proposal would be similar to an anti-voting law Texas lawmakers passed recently, which would threaten election workers with criminal penalties for transgressions as mild as proactively offering voters mail-in ballot applications. In both cases, the effect is to intimidate people into thinking twice about doing anything they fear state authorities might construe as illegal.”

They then concluded, “Mr. DeSantis, trying to rise from the former president’s shadow, looks as though he is trying to out-Trump Mr. Trump. Both seek to cater to a GOP base among whom fake allegations of fraud are not just believed, but considered a critical national crisis… Proposals such as Mr. DeSantis’s would only work to poison America’s democracy.”

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‘Why Is That So Hard to Answer?’: GOP Candidate Squirms as CNN Host Forces Him to Admit Trump Lost

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A Republican congressional candidate from Alaska finally conceded that former president Donald Trump lost the 2020 election on Friday — but not until after being asked the question no fewer than four times by CNN host Alisyn Camerota.

Camerota was following up on a story about another candidate for Alaska’s only House seat, Greg Brelsford, who recently left the GOP to become an Independent, citing “attacks on democracy.”

On Friday, she interviewed GOP candidate Randy Purham.

“So you heard one of your opponents, who was saying that basically he’s tired of all the re-litigating of Donald Trump’s election loss,” Camerota told Purham. “Are you one of the Republicans he was speaking of who believes Donald Trump did not lose the 2020 presidential election?”

“I’m not going to say that he did not lose, but we realize there are some irregularities with the election,” Purham responded, before Camerota cut him off.

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“Just to be clear, do you think he lost?” the host said.

“Marginally,” Purham responded.

“But you believe that Donald Trump lost the election, and Joe Biden is the rightful president of the United States?”

“To a degree,” Purham said.

“Why is that so hard to answer?” Camerota asked.

“It’s not hard to answer,” Purham responded. “There’s a lot of issues that we’ve seen with the election, and we see how things are turning out right now with this administration, so —”

“But that’s different, Mr. Purham,” Camerota said, again cutting him off. “That’s different if you don’t like certain policies in the administration, it’s different than whether or not you can say definitively that Donald Trump lost and Joe Biden won.”

“I can, and I have,” Durham said, finally appearing to acknowledge Trump’s defeat.

Watch below.

 

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