Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested that President Donald Trump’s administration is responsible for the violent deaths of black transgender women.
“We’ve already had five, just this year, five black transgender women killed violently in 2019,” Biden said. “It’s outrageous. It must, it must, it must end.”
And as the crowd applauded, Biden broke in with a stern declaration: “And the fastest way to end it is, end the Trump administration!” Hoots and hollers and cheering followed.
The HRC — which bills itself as the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States — listed seven black transgender women who died violent deaths so far this year.
What else did Biden say?
“This president, this White House has literally, literally a bully pulpit, is callously extending his power over the most vulnerable — implementing the most discriminatory policies like Muslim bans, turning away asylum seekers, putting children in cages,” Biden added, according to CNN. “And the current vice president uses religious freedom as an excuse to license discrimination. It’s wrong and it is immoral what they’re doing.”
What has Trump said about the LGBTQ community?
Trump on Friday threw his support behind the LGBTQ community — the eve of Pride Month.
“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,” he said in a pair of tweets.
“My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!”
A number of Twitter users got angry last month over “LGBTQ for Trump” T-shirts for sale on the president’s 2020 campaign site, warning others with messages such as “if anyone dares put on that ‘LGBTQ for Trump’ shirt, you should combust.”
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