CNN's Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota Debunk The Notion That Trump Is An LGBT Advocate

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota Debunk The Notion That Trump Is An LGBT Advocate 

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 From the July 22 edition of CNN's New Day

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ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): Donald Trump is getting kudos for mentioning the LGBT community and saying he would protect them from this foreign hateful ideology. Is that a bold position? "I'm going to protect you from terrorism."

REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI): Well, I think the community wants him to say, I'm going to protect you. 

CAMEROTA: They also want to hear, and domestically I'm going to help you get the rights you deserve. 

DUFFY: Yeah, I don't know if he was trying to walk a line there or what he was doing, but if -- did you hear the response from the crowd?  Some will say the Republicans are anti-gay. If you listen to the crowd last night, these are hardcore Republicans. That was one of the loudest applause Donald Trump got. 

CHRIS CUOMO (CO-HOST): But did they take it a terror line or as a gay rights line? Looked who he picked as his VP. I mean Governor Pence is no friend to theLGBT community. 

DUFFY: Well, I don't think that's true. I don't think he believes in -- he believes in traditional marriage, not gay marriage. 

CUOMO: He doesn't want to have transgender bathrooms. He believes in funding conversion therapy, which to that community is one of the most insidious and dangerous things there is. 

DUFFY: We can spend the whole next hour talking about -- 

CUOMO: Wouldn't be good for you, Duffy, not on this issue.

Previously

Media Shouldn't Be Fooled By The Republican National Convention: Trump, Pence, And The GOP Aren’t LGBT-Friendly

Ignoring Trump's Anti-LGBT Past, Politico Helps Trump Rebrand Himself As Gay-Friendly

CNN Panel Dismantles Claim That Trump Is Good For LGBT Community

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Diversity & Discrimination, LGBTQ, Elections
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CNN
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Donald Trump, Sean Duffy, Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo
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2016 Elections
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