Melania claims Trump is pro-gay in video for conservative LGBTQ+ group, Internet calls it 'empty words'
'I was shocked to discover that some of these powerful people have tried to paint my husband as antigay or against equality,' Melania said, adding, 'Nothing could be further from the truth'
On Friday, October 30, the Log Cabin Republicans — an LGBTQ+ GOP organization that endorsed President Donald Trump's reelection — posted a video of Melania Trump claiming her husband is pro-gay, despite President Donald Trump being widely known for his anti-gay policies.
"First Lady Melania Trump supports freethinkers and trailblazers. She is an ally for equality. In this exclusive video, the First Lady gets unapologetically outspoken," the group captioned the video, where the first lady wearing a brick-colored dress with collars and same colored buttons touts the president's stance on the LGBTQ+ community.
In the video, the mother-of-one tells viewers how her husband loved the "American people" and wants to see them "do well and prosper." She then went onto describe the POTUS as the "ultimate outsider" because he was a businessman who never worked in politics before he became the leader of the free world and as a result, he earned "many enemies in the political establishment."
First Lady Melania Trump supports freethinkers and trailblazers.— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) October 29, 2020
She is an ally for equality.
In this exclusive video, the First Lady gets unapologetically outspoken. pic.twitter.com/kc8UFDqaOB
"I was shocked to discover that some of these powerful people have tried to paint my husband as antigay or against equality," Melania said. "Nothing could be further from the truth... As the leader of the Republican Party and the President of the United States, Donald has been clear — that gays and lesbians will be treated as he has always treated them — equally." She went onto claim that Trump was the "first president to enter the White House supporting gay marriage," adding, "Donald is also the first president to appoint an openly-gay official to his cabinet," referring to the appointment of Richard Grenell as ambassador to Germany and, later, acting national security advisor. Grenell resigned in June.
Melania concluded by condemning the liberals, saying, the Log Cabin Republicans have been "silenced, censored and bullied by cancel culture mobs. ...We condemn those who bully and intimidate people." Since many of her comments did not align with her husband's policies, the video was trolled on Twitter with a number of reactions from users who did not agree with her words.
"What would #bebest is if Baron wanted to come out, and lived in a world that he could," one commented, while another said, "@freedom2marry I hope that you have a barf bucket on hand for this." A third condemned the group itself for endorsing Trump. "The LCR is not even an ally for their own community," the user said. Another remarked, "Oh sweet cheezus! Now do Pence!" alluding to the staunch anti-gay sentiments held by the current vice president.
Another user opined, "Empty words because Trumpy's actions do not match these claims. Vote Biden / Harris!" The next said, "Never a mention of the T in LGBTQ. I wonder why?" Someone else said, "You are traitors to all LGBTQ people."
What would #bebest is if Baron wanted to come out, and lived in a world that he could.— D-One Mango (@D1Maingot) October 30, 2020
@freedom2marry I hope that you have a barf bucket on hand for this— Ben is tired of Trump (@BenVotesBlue) October 29, 2020
The LCR is not even an ally for their own community.— SammySeattle (@SammyinSeattle) October 29, 2020
Oh sweet cheezus! 🤣🤣🤣 Now do Pence!— karemiah (@karemiah) October 29, 2020
Empty words because Trumpy's actions do not match these claims. Vote Biden / Harris!— UnicornHerder (@SheReadsMore) October 29, 2020
Never a mention of the T in LGBTQ. I wonder why?— JZmayhem (@zzyzyvasmay) October 29, 2020
You are traitors to all LGBTQ people.— Cameron Steele (@Voyager19) October 29, 2020
According to their website, the Log Cabin Republicans "is the nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees." Their mission is to "support equality under the law for all, free markets, individual liberty, limited government, and a strong national defense."
Last Friday, October 23, the group sponsored a ‘Gays and Housewives Take Over WeHo’ march in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, in their effort to boost voter turnout for Trump. The next day, they organized a pro-Trump event in Beverly Hills. Organizers categorized it as "a time for Trump supporters to come together and center the discussion around a common goal: Helping Trump get re-elected." Several hundred people attend the event.
Christian Walker, the openly gay son of former Dallas Cowboys NFL running back Herschel Walker, and an Instagram influencer, who attended the event, told the Los Angeles Blade why he was choosing to support Trump. "Well, number one, Donald Trump is the first and only president to support gays coming into office. Number two, he’s the most pro-black president we’ve had in years. His platinum plan is giving 500 billion dollars to black communities over the next four years," Walker said. "He cares about black Americans and he treats us all the same. Love him."