Eric Trump Clumsily Claims the LGBTQ Community Loves His Father. It Does Not Go Well.

by | Oct 2, 2020 | GayRVA

The result of the interview left thousands of confused viewers wondering if one of Donald Trump’s sons had just come out on national television. [Spoiler: he hadn’t. But it was touch and go for a while.]

In an awkward “Fox & Friends” interview, Eric Trump claimed the LGBTQ community “loves” his father, but his clumsy claim left some thinking he had just come out on national television.

The Fox News morning crew read excerpts of a New York Times op-ed from a 50-year old Manhattan woman, Chris, who is “gay,” as Ainsley Earhardt said, but “doesn’t want to give her last name.” The LGBTQ woman praised Trump because her investments have increased in value and the price of gas has come down.

At the end, Eric Trump tried to capitalize on the opportunity of the moment.

It did not go well.

“Ainsley, that person’s there, 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. I’m part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and protecting our cities,” Eric Trump said.

To some, it sounded like he had just come out.

But apparently he was – very clumsily – quoting some unnamed, likely hypothetical LGBTQ person.

Take a look at some of the comments.

Written by David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement. Image: screencap, via NCRM.

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