He’s not a national figure (yet) but he’s my City Council representative in New York City. Corey Johnson is openly gay and last night he had a lot of questions for Chris Barron, founder of the (now defunct) gay conservative group GOProud, who launched a “gays for Trump” campaign. Johnson pointed out last night on Don Lemon‘s show on CNN that Barron called Trump a “sociopath” on Twitter.
“I think it’s funny that just because [Trump said] the four letters LGBT that [he is] somehow the champion of the LGBT community. He met today in New York with a thousand evangelical leaders – a who’s who of the gay right – people who have made a professional career of demonizing and denigrating gay people. Donald Trump is against marriage equality, Donald Trump says he wants to remake the Supreme court and make it even more conservative. Donald Trump has never been there for the gay community – he is a megalomaniacal, arrogant crazy person.”
When Johnson also brought up that Barron once called Trump a “sociopath,” Barron came back with Trump has a business record of protecting people on LGBT rights while Clinton evolved to the issues when it was politically expedient.
“Hillary Clinton is a bigger sociopath than Donald Trump will ever be.”
The host tried to interject and offer a few questions to Barron to make some sense of all this, but Barron said,
“I know the left wants to scare gay people into not even thinking about voting for Donald Trump…If you want people to have equal rights and dignity, then talk about combating radical Islam.”
And for the record, if you watch the video, Trump says,
— Corey Johnson (@CoreyinNYC) June 22, 2016