Chris Barron, a prominent gay Republican and the former president of the gay conservative group GOProud, was recently a vocal Trump critic, but now is circulating a scribed letter among like-minded members of the LGBT community, arguing Trump will better-suited to protect them from acts of extremism as president than Democrat Hillary Clinton after the Orlando massacre Sunday.
“I have no doubt that Donald Trump would be better for LGBT Americans,” Barron said in an interview with CNN. “Hillary Clinton wants to continue a reckless foreign policy that has made the world less safe for all Americans, including LGBT Americans. She can find plenty of time to crucify Christians in the U.S. for perceived anti-gay bias, but when we’ve got ISIS throwing gay people off of buildings, when we have Muslim states that are prescribing the death penalty for people who are gay, I would think this would be something that a friend of the LGBT community would be able to speak out on, and Hillary Clinton finds it unable to do so.”
Before entering politics, Trump celebrated same-sex unions, including a civil partnership of singer Elton John. “I’m very happy for them,” Trump wrote in a congratulatory note in 2005. “If two people dig each other, they dig each other.”
Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016