When Donald Trump was candidate for POTUS last year he broke with historical conservative policy regarding LBGT issues. When he appeared at the Republican National Convention Trump said he would do everything in his power to protect LBGT people. His promise was after Peter Thiel became the first openly gay man to speak at the RNC convention. And his comments also came after Trump himself told LBGT that he’s fight for them! In fact, on 14 June 2016 Trump tweeted the following:
“Thank you to the LBGT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”
Well I guess Trump forgot his promise OR he NEVER meant it and it was just lipservice to gain votes from the LBGT community because he has now tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military and those already serving are now in a state of limbo as they do not know if they will be allowed to remain in the military or if they will get the hatchet job!!
Yet another contradiction of his pledges to be added to those other contradictions which include the border wall, tax breaks, the the repeal of Obamacare et al. Trump cast himself as a pro-LBGT rights candidate in the election but apparently that was just a SCAM to get elected. Instead of fighting for LBGT people he is now attacking them and blatantly discriminating against them. He has also rescinded an executive order issued by former POTUS Barack Obama designed to protect transgender students in schools.
Trump has in fact joined forces with the self-righteous Bible thumper conservatives who mistakenly believe they do no wrong (but everyone else does all kinds of wrong). Are we seeing the creation of a Theocracy here (as in Iran)? This president is a man of double-speak! No one can trust anything he says. His policies seem to change with the wind! Trump has only been in office 6 months and in those past 6 months it seems that the theme of his presidency is CHAOS and CONFUSION!! One day it’s this policy and the next day it’s a contrary policy and he leaves everyone wondering which is it today.
But ironically some leading gay conservatives support Trumps decision to bar transgenders from military service! Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos hailed Trump’s decision saying he was “delighted” by it and that Trump made a compassionate and smart decision banning transgender people from the military. “You don’t help mentally ill trans people by sticking them on the front lines. You help them with therapy and drugs….though not, I have to stress, transitional surgery.” And Milo didn’t finish there. “I only wish he’d gone further,” he added, “and banned women from combat units too since the evidence clearly shows their presence is disastrous for both morale and performance.” In fact, a 2015 study showed that mixed combat units do NOT perform as well as all male units. However, a RAND study in 2016 regarding transgenders serving in the military showed very little impact on morale in military units.
Some commentators are saying today that Trump actually promised to protect LBGT people against radical Islamic terrorism and nothing more! It made that promise following the terror attack in Orlando Florida on a gay nightclub. But others such as the Log Cabin Republicans are saying that is not true. They say he made a promise to protect LBGT and fight for them in addition to protecting them from radical Islam. They believe Trump’s ban on trans people is politics.
So is Trump talking out of both sides of his mouth? Frankly, this is a president who seems confused to say the least. He tries to come across as a decisive leader but is he really? This is a man with NO experience in politics. In fact, Barack Obama prior to being elected POTUS had more experience in public office than Trump does! And this was one of the complaints by people who did not support Obama, that is, that he had no lengthy experience in public office other than serving as a first term Senator from Illinois. And so now those same conservatives put Trump into the White House and he’s a man with NO experience! WTF? Six months in office and it seems like it’s been a lot longer than that!
I’m pretty sure Trump has a very big ego and he will do anything to appease that big ego even if it is contradictory because that is what people with big egos do. Appeasing their big ego is paramount and everything else is secondary. In fact, some people are so obsessed with appeasement of their own egos that they border on the very brink of insanity. Is that where our President is?
Also, I’ve blogged about this before and the more I see of the REAL Donald Trump the more I wonder if he may indeed be the reincarnation of the late Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini!! There are similarities between the two in body and facial features. And Trump has a very big ego just like Mussolini did. And Mussolini did say to his assassins that if they killed him he’d return as head of a more powerful nation and people who feel his arm (might). Is this our President? And who is next on Trumps hit list? Gays? Minorities? Women? The elderly? The disabled?