President Trump for the first time on Tuesday acknowledged last week’s endorsement of his 2020 campaign by the Log Cabin Republicans.
The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson asked Trump a question while on pool duty at the White House. The exchange follows.
Washington Blade: Mr. President, your administration has been taking steps to make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people in the workforce. Are you OK with those actions?
Trump: Well, you know, I just got an award and an endorsement yesterday from the exact group. You saw that? They gave me the endorsement yesterday. I was very honored. It was Log Cabin. The Log Cabin, and I was very honored to receive it.
I’ve done very well with that community and some of my biggest supporters are of that community, and I talk to them a lot about it. I think I’ve done really very well with that community, as you know, Peter Thiel and so many others, they’re — they’re with me all the way, and they like the job I’m doing, and I just got a big endorsement from the Log Cabin group.
The Blade asked a follow up question that went unanswered: “But what about those actions?”
The Washington Blade’s @chrisjohnson82 asked @realDonaldTrump about rolling back LGBTQ protections. His response… ‘I’ve done very well’ with LGBT community. Read more – https://t.co/Ul3mTd2HDI pic.twitter.com/baSvXNt027
— Washington Blade (@WashBlade) August 20, 2019