Trump says he would vote for a gay presidential candidate

by Daniel Payne · Feb 14th, 2020 3:30 pm

Last Updated Feb 14th, 2020 at 5:57 pm

President Trump said Thursday that he would likely vote for a gay candidate for president, saying that he "wouldn't be among [the] group" that would vote against him.

Asked by talk show host Geraldo Rivera if he would vote for a gay man to be president of the United States, Trump responded:

"I think so. I think there would be some that wouldn't, and I wouldn't be among that group, to be honest with you."

He acknowledged that the sexual orientation of Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to launch a major presidential campaign, seems to have had little effect on that politician's polling numbers.

? Trump has described himself as a "real friend" to the LGBT community. The National Center for Transgender Equality, meanwhile, has described his presidency as "the Discrimination Administration."


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