The Log Cabin Republicans, a group that is supposed to advocate for LGBTQ rights within the GOP, has endorsed Donald Trump for reelection in 2020. The group had declined to endorse him in 2016 election.
Two of the group’s leaders, Robert Kabel and Jill Homan, published an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday seeming to credit Trump for the fact that the GOP’s homophobia is more understated than in the 1990s. In reality, since taking office, President Trump has worked steadily to undermine the rights of the LGBTQ community.
At times the op-ed seemed to be speaking about a different person entirely than our hate-mongering president, stating, “To be treated equally, fairly and justly under the law is our goal, and we know that ‘Inclusion Wins’ is a mantra we share with the president.”
Kabel and Homan pointed to Trump’s 2019 State of the Union in which he promised to end the spread of HIV in 10 years. But they ignored the fact that the Trump administration has obstructed access to health care, a threat for those with HIV.
They also praised Trump’s initiative to fight the criminalization of homosexuality abroad. A policy that does not appear to apply to countries Trump has business dealings with, like Saudi Arabia.
The op-ed also ignored Trump’s continuous targeting of the transgender community.
The only people Log Cabin Republicans are fooling with this endorsement of our anti-LGBTQ president are themselves.
Trump endorsed by largest conservative LGBT group for 2020 -MSNBC
This week the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that represents LGBT conservatives in America, endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2020, a surprising move from a group that did not endorse him in 2016. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel debate and discuss.