Watch: Defending POTUS's LGBTQ Record, 'Outspoken' Melania Trump Slams 'Cancel Culture'

Sunday November 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at a Florida campaign event on October 29, 2020
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at a Florida campaign event on October 29, 2020  (Source:Associated Press)

Melania Trump has joined the campaign to defend President Trump's record with LGBTQ issues, despite having chosen both a Vice President and new SCOTUS judge with questionable views towards the community.

But she quickly got pushback. "Leading gay groups not allied to the GOP, such as GLAAD, cite multiple reasons why Trump is viewed as no friend to LGBTQ people, including the fact he signed a law that rolls back President Obama's anti-discriminatory protections for LGBTQ contractors," reports USA Today.

"Trump's appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is viewed with alarm by many Americans who believe she will provide a crucial vote to overturn the right to gay marriage and other legal issues of concern to gays."

In the post, FLOTUS says: "I was shocked to discover that some of these powerful people have tried to paint my husband as anti-gay, or against equality. Nothing could be further from the truth. Donald loves helping people, and he loves seeing those around him, and his country, succeed," she wrote in a tweet posted by a group calling themselves Outspoken that describes her as "an outspoken ally."

"As leader of the Republican party and President of the United States, Donald has been clear that gays and lesbians will be treated as he has always treated them: equally. Donald is the first president to enter the White House supporting gay marriage. Donald is also the first president to appoint an openly gay official to his cabinet."

She continued to say that "independent voices—like gay conservatives and Log Cabin Republicans—silenced, censored, and bullied by cancel culture mobs."

"This is not the America any of us want to live in. America was founded on God-given rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. We are a nation that celebrates and protects diversity and we condemn those who bully and intimidate people."

She concluded with: "I'm First Lady Melania Trump. I support the Log Cabin Republicans, and I am unapologetically outspoken."

"She noted that her husband was the first president to enter the White House supporting gay marriage, and the first to appoint an openly gay official to a cabinet-level position," writes USA Today.

"That would be Richard Grenell, who was appointed ambassador to Germany in 2018. In February, Trump nominated him as acting director of national intelligence but he is now advising the Republican National Committee, where he has been promoting the president as a friend to gays."

In August Grenell called Trump "the most pro-gay president in American history," claiming he "can prove it," in a video (since deleted) released by the Log Cabin Republicans. The video was promptly debunked by the Washington Post in this report. "This is a silly assertion," the Post writes. "Trump was also the first president elected after the Supreme Court in 2015 made same-sex marriage legal across the country. It again ignores Biden's significant role in the marriage-equality debate."

Grenell has been making campaign appearances with the President's daughter Tiffany, one of which was recently called a "train wreck" in which some questioned Tiffany's sobriety during a rambling speech.

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