Sunday, December 08, 2019

Trump campaign selling 'LGBTQ for Trump' merchandise while Trump tries to strip away LGBTQ rights

Selling merchandise claiming that the LGBTQ community supports him in spite of his constant stabs in our back. Only Donald Trump would do something like that.

The most annoying thing about Donald Trump and his Administration is how they will simply lie in your face. No, more than that. They will lie in your face in spite of the fact that you know that they are lying and they know that you know that they are lying. It's as if they think that they have some type of Jedi mind trick which will beat you down if they repeat the lie enough times.

Why am I on this tangent? Because of this madness, courtesy of NBC News:

President Donald Trump’s campaign has introduced new LGBTQ Pride merchandise through its website, sparking criticism that the offerings appear to be at odds with his administration’s policy track record. 
The merchandise, which was first reported by NewNowNext, includes a white T-shirt that reads “Make America Great Again” in rainbow letters. The product description reads, “Show your support for the LGBT community and the 45th President with this exclusive Make America Great Again T-Shirt.” The site is also selling a rainbow "Make America Great Again" hat, which is currently sold out. 
“Trump selling ‘Pride’ t-shirts when his very administration attacks LGBTQ people on the daily,” one person tweeted. “It’s like we are all in the damn Twilight Zone.”

And speaking of NewNowNext being the one who broke the story, the news site had this to say:

In addition to being grammatically incorrect and seemingly designed by your Uncle Barney on his 1998 Apple iMac, the shirt was at odds with every policy move made by Trump with regards to LGBTQ people. Less than two hours after taking office, Trump wiped all mentions of LGBTQ people from the White House webpage. He went on to ban trans people from the military and systematically dismantle LGBTQ health care protections.

While we're at it, let's not forget how his Administration is trying to award  tax dollars to religiously based adoption and foster care agencies while also allowing them to discriminate against us. Also, there was recent rebuke of his homophobic healthcare conscience rule by three courts; a rule his Administration attempted to enforce via blatant lie.

And the kicker is this -it isn't the first time the Trump campaign has attempted to sell LGBTQ merchandise while he put figurative knife wounds in our backs. NBC News points out that the campaign was selling "LGBTQ for Trump" t-shirts earlier this year.

Unbelievable . . . but then again maybe not.

As infuriating that it is, I 'm not completely mad at Trump for this. He is a user and a bloodsucker. And you can always trust users and bloodsuckers to be themselves.

When Trump ran, he said he would be a friend to the LGBTQ community. Before he even sat his undeserving fat ass into the Oval Office, he stabbed us in the back and then throughout his first term decided to snip our equality away bit by bit. And no one in the media interviewing him or asking him general questions has ever mentioned his two-faced behavior to his face.

Seriously, how hard can it be to ask "Mr. Trump, when you want for office, you said that you support the LGBT community. You even sent out a tweet saying that you support the community more than Clinton would. But since you were elected, your actions have been totally opposite to what you promised. Would you please comment about?"

Trump has lied to the LGBTQ community, tried to chip away at our rights and our safety, and finally is presently working to create narrative that we support him in spite of all of this. The fact that media has been silent about it all only sends a message to him that he can get away with it.

Related post - Trump's betrayal of the LGBTQ community is central to the dishonesty of his joke of a presidency