WASHINGTON D.C. — Even on a beautiful day with temperatures in the high 60s, organizers could not muster a decent-sized protest turnout against President Donald Trump at an LGBT event on Sunday outside the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from the White House.
A group of little more than two dozen protesters danced, kissed, held signs, and played music as an almost equal number of photographers captured the spectacle of social justice warriors who lacked any coherent message except free-floating contempt for the president who took office less than one month ago.
Advocates said on Tuesday they were bracing for a Trump administration rollback of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, despite a White House statement vowing to uphold protection for LGBT people in the workplace.U.S. President Donald Trump will continue to enforce a 2014 executive order by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, barring discrimination against LGBT people working for federal contractors, the White House said.
The statement marked a break with the Republican Party’s traditional stance, but advocates said they feared Trump could still take executive actions allowing discrimination under the guise of religious exemptions.
These fears are in spite of Trump’s actions as both presidential candidate and president, including Trump’s many statements about supporting equal protection for all Americans. Trump also had gay business leader Peter Thiel speak at the GOP’s 2016 convention and made him an active part of the Trump transition team.
“I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American,” said the Silicon Valley billionaire, who co-founded PayPal.
“When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom,” Thiel added, referring to conservatives’ push to block transgender individuals from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. “This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?”
During the election, Donald Trump said that he would be okay with transgender Caitlyn Jenner (the Olympian formerly known as Bruce) using any bathroom at Trump Tower.
Despite all of this, the small group of protesters focused their ire on Donald Trump in a tiny variant of the massive Woman’s March that happened the day after the inauguration, simply regurgitating the common leftist/Democratic complaints that President Trump is hateful and that he is someone whom LGBT Americans need to fear.
There was a very funny (and very politically incorrect) line in the Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. movie Tropical Thunder, when Downey's character (who had turned himself black to get a role) advises Stiller, "Never go full retard." I bring it up because recently Time Magazine published an oped blaming Hillary's FBI investigation on, that's right, sexism.
This would be a good example of going full SJW (which is remarkably similar to going full retard, in case you missed the connection). Most left wing publications like the NY Times, USA Today, etc. Try to avoid full on SJW (Social Justice Warrior) ranting, and couch their left/liberal bias in more subtle opinion pieces and skewed reporting.
But Time maintains Hillary's woes are entirely due to her sex, because the media wouldn't be bothered with a presidential candidate being investigated by the FBI (twice) if she was male. Uh, gee Time, have you ever heard of N…