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Trump Attacks Healthcare, LGBTQ Rights, Iran

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Trump managed to out-Trump himself this past week with a multi-level attack on our healthcare, peace of mind, and right to be queer.

As a wake-up call to pretty much any loser who thought Trump was a friend of the gays, Trump gave a speech to an actual anti-LGBTQ hate group Friday and proclaimed that the audience “would no longer be silenced.” Just to be clear, this audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. consisted of far-right activists, white supremacists, and people who literally have said that queer people should be executed.

He also praised a recent federal directive encouraging corporations and individually-owned businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their own religious views, calling his signing of the directive a “beautiful ceremony.” To be fair, that’s the same adjective he used to describe a chocolate cake that he ate once, but still … It’s just further proof that he lacks any form of moral compass.

As if that didn’t say “I hate queer people” enough, the jumbo-sized toddler also decided Friday to revoke healthcare subsidies to insurance companies primarily serving lower- and middle-class Americans. Y’all, that means a lot of HIV/AIDS patients. And yeah … He has FOR SURE been informed by aides at this point that LGBTQ people are among those affected by the dismantling of Obamacare. So obviously, his decision was rooted not only in a single-minded pursuit to eradicate anything with the word “Obama” attached to it, but in a general hatred for humankind. That hatred, of course, can be traced back to his father’s negligence … or his lack of ability to legally sell lemonade by age ten … or something. It’s not totally clear at this point. He might just be fucking crazy. And as the discussion of invoking the 25th Amendment grows louder and louder, that seems to be the case.

Finally, in what appears to be a move less targeted at queer and trans people and more directed at the general human populace, Trump has threatened to pull out of a nuclear arms deal with Iran. While Trump has been repeatedly informed by “intelligent sources” (which could be literally anyone but him) that Iran has 100% complied with a 2015 nuclear deal agreed upon by former (sigh) President Barack Obama and major world powers, Trump has now declared that Iran has violated the agreement and that Trump will pull out of it if Congress refuses to strengthen it.

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” he said, as if he were not already a significant instigator of all of those things.

So let’s just say it louder for the people in the back: Our President is openly encouraging homophobia, our President has decided that working and middle class don’t deserve healthcare, and we’re all on the brink of war with not just North Korea but Iran! Yay!!!

Have a great weekend and try not to die.

 

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