Fox News' John Roberts: Trump Has “Become A Champion” For The LGBTQ Community

Fox Panel: “Identity Politics Is Stupid ... Why Are We Talking About [LGBT Equality]?”

From the July 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): A lot of millennials want that. He's talking about change. They want this to be a little bit more unconventional and that's why a lot of the voters like Donald Trump, because he's not your establishment politician. He also last night had his friend, Peter Thiel, who is also one of your friends, the cofounder of PayPal, a billionaire up on stage, saying, talking about being gay. And Donald Trump made a comment about the LBGTQ (sic) community, and encouraging them to vote for him and why. Let's listen to this and discuss it. The new GOP. 


TUCKER CARLSON: The “Q” is confusing, but the point that Peter Thiel made -- this is an emperor’s new clothes movement. He's basically  telling you what you already know. Exactly. Identity politics is stupid, it’s frivolous, it’s shallow, it’s banal, it’s not really the point. Who does care? Why are we talking about bathrooms and climate when the middle class is dying? 

EARHARDT: And he’s talking about Orlando. And Orlando, reminding us what happened in Orlando, unifying America.

CARLSON: Exactly, but once you say it out loud -- nobody has the brass to just say, “What?” This is dumb,” and Peter Thiel did.

KILMEADE: Put it this way, the NBA just pulled out their all-star game because of the bathroom issue with North Carolina. 

JOHN ROBERTS: Yeah and we have heard this on the stump. And Donald Trump, this is one point where he departs from the platform of the Republican party and he's really kind of framed this in the context of what happened in Orlando and he has become a champion for the cause. And there are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community who are not on board with that yet. But he is trying to make that point. I don't know if he'll be able to make it to the point where he would get the majority of them to vote for him, but he is certainly trying. 


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