Eric Trump’s appearance on Fox & Friends on Tuesday didn’t go exactly as planned.
President Donald Trump’s son, speaking on one of his father’s favorite shows hours before the president was set to debate opponent Joe Biden in the first presidential debate ahead of the November election, was asked about the gay community’s support for the administration.
“I’m telling you, I see it every day, the LGBT community, they are incredible and you should see how they’ve come out in full force for my father every single day,” he answered. “I’m part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and thank you for protecting our cities.”
Many viewers thought Trump had come out, to the point that he issued a statement to the New York Post:
“To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement — the left has taken that vote for granted for a long time and support from the gay community for my father is incredible. As to me personally, as I think you know, I am a happily married man to my wife, Lara.”
Trump said he’s also not bisexual.
He explained that he had said what President Trump’s LGBT supporters have noted in the past.
Social media was quick to react, as always, with many suggesting the executive vice president of the Trump organization and member of the first family would not be welcome in the gay community, because of the president’s stances on issues affecting it.
Gonna be honest, did not have “Eric Trump coming out on debate day” on my bingo card. https://t.co/HSRXugwBQU
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 29, 2020
Well at least now Eric Trump can claim his father doesn’t hate him because he’s dumb, he hates him because he’s part of the LGBT community. (Yes, he really claimed that this morning on Fox.)
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 29, 2020
It sounds like Eric Trump just came out. I will never vote for his father but I am glad he can live his life openly now. https://t.co/SSLXSuIHpb
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 29, 2020
I'm unwilling to dismiss Eric Trump's claim that he is a member of the LGBTG community. That's one thing.
The other thing is: I'm unwilling to accept his sudden decision to reveal this membership as anything other than a desperate attempt to get votes for his anti-LGBTQ daddy.
— Annie Gabston-Howell- (@AnnieGabstonH) September 29, 2020
Q: Do you accept Eric Trump with open arms into the LGBT community?
The gays: pic.twitter.com/xdPsm2BLyh
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump: "The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I'm part of that community, and we love the man."
The LGBTQ community: pic.twitter.com/0dKjqkq5eD
— 'Rachel Tension' is my drag name (@ritarepulso) September 29, 2020
eric trump threw the first brick at stonewall after demolishing it to build condos
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 29, 2020
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