When it comes to showing support for the LGBTQ community, trust the former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to be on the front row. The former presidential candidate has thrown jabs at her 2016 opponent, President Donald Trump as she described him as racist sexist and anti LGBTQ.
During an interview with the Atlantic editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg on the 2nd of October, the wife of the former united states President Bill Clinton talked about Donald Trump’s response to the white nationalist rally that took place in Charlottesville in August of 2017.
Hillary said “I think he has thrown his lot in with many people and groups whose stated objective is white nationalism, white supremacy. How can you explain what he did and why after Charlottesville? We need a president at moments like that, regardless of party. And we’ve seen it, with what George W. Bush did after 9/11, when he went to a mosque, a gathering place for American Muslims, in order to say, ‘We’re not at war with you, we’re at war with those people who plotted and planned to drive those aeroplanes into the World Trade Center.’ That’s not what we got after Charlottesville, and that remains one of the most troubling episodes in this Presidency.”
Jeffery asked Hillary about President Donald Trump exploitation of the far-right saying “When do you become a racist yourself if you’re taking advantage of racism to advance your own goals?”
Hillary Clinton responded “What he’s doing is broader, even, than that. He’s been racist; he’s been sexist, he’s been Islamophobic, he’s been anti-LGBTQ. There’s a long list. He has a view of America that is incredibly constricted. He talks to that America; he talks to them all the time. It’s by no means a majority, as we know, but it is a tough core who are responding to him and supporting him for a variety of reasons, whatever they might be. Economic reasons, Supreme Court reasons, or some of these other more troubling biases and prejudices.”
President Donald Trump administration has come under fire for being anti-anti-LGBT and having ties with several anti-LGBT groups.
Just last month the vice president of the united states was in attendance of the annual summit of a listed hate group precisely a year after President Donald Trump ignored warnings from LGBT groups to attend the same event.
It is no breaking news That Hardline evangelical groups have been in close contact with the white house since President Trump and they have had a significant influence on policies issues.
One of the primary proof that president Trump is anti-LGBT has come from the Justice Department which has intervened in support of religious organisations seeking a licence to discriminate against gay couples and opposed LGBT + anti-discrimination protection in employment.
President Trump also attempted to unilaterally band transgender troops from serving in the united states military and also put an end to a visa program for overseas diplomate whose partners word of the same sex.
However, Hillary Clinton remains the only united states presidential candidate in history who’s manifesto detailed the most radical LGBT+ policy plan.