Published: Mon, June 20, 2016
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Trump Tried to #AskTheGays and Got Mocked on Social Media

Trump Tried to #AskTheGays and Got Mocked on Social Media

Donald Trump told his supporters to "ask the gays" if he was an LGBT-friendly candidate during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this Wednesday -- and Twitter blew up.

“Ask the gays what they think and what they do in not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me who’s your friend: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?” he said during the speech.

Almost immediately, the hashtag #AskTheGays rose to the top of Twitter, with users all around the world mocking the presidential candidate.

Some users turned to mocking his appearance, such as one who wanted Trump to ask “how toblend your damn foundation.”

Other users brought to light the moments where Trump has not been LGBT-friendly.

“#AsktheGays @realDonaldTrump You want to negate my marriage and send my wife back to England. Here's my ‘support,’ one user wrote, including a GIF that reads “Quiet, you trash.”

But not everyone is in support of the hashtag.

"This #AskTheGays hashtag is filled with anti American liberals who wish to coddle #Islam and welcome their own destruction," one Twitter user lashed out.

Trump has not responded to the hashtag on Twitter.

The GOP candidate has had tense ties with reporters since launching his presidential campaign one year ago Thursday, but he took it a dramatic step further this week by banning The Washington Post from his events. "But I wouldn't give a state dinner like we do in China and all these other people that rip us off".

"That's the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn't be here", Trump told the crowd, echoing comments he made to a conservative radio host Monday.

"Hey, you want to hit the papers tomorrow?" "To use religion as a test, to say we're going to discriminate against all Muslims, is so counterproductive it really nearly doesn't deserve being talked about".

Opinions here are also divided along party lines with only 7 percent of Republicans saying she did nothing wrong and 71 percent of GOP voters suggesting that she did something illegal.

He also accused American Muslims of willfully harboring terrorists.

The politician told the crowd he expects winning the general election against likely rival Hillary Clinton in November to be harder than the primary because of a dishonest press. Those included claims that Syrian refugees are admitted into the US without any screening and that neighbors of the perpetrators of December's shooting in San Bernardino, California, knew about it in advance but said nothing to police.

He also said radical Muslims were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and "trying to take over our children". Donald Trump has several main issues.

Many imagine Trump as a wonderful breath of fresh air, refusing to indulge the arrogant elites in the press.

His comments flied in the face of frustration from Republican leaders following his Monday speech responding to the Orlando attack, where he sounded numerous same themes. "Muslim communities must cooperate with law enforcement and turns in the people who they know are bad", he said.

The likely GOP nominee in a lengthy statement accuses the AFL-CIO of selling out its members by endorsing a candidate, he alleges is "the enemy of working people". "I think I'm going to be forced to".

House Republicans said they would meet with Trump on July the 7th, but the reactions of lawmakers underscored an atmosphere of anxiety and unease among Capitol Hill Republicans, who hoped to see Trump moderate his impulses in the weeks since clinching the nomination.



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