A group of gay Trump supporters tried to hold a rally in Florida… and, well…
The Broward County Log Cabin Republicans event in Wilton Manors, Florida got off to a bad start, when just 12 people showed up.
And then it got got worse…
The sound system failed, LGBTQ counter-protesters arrived, and the keynote speaker decided to go off on the Muslim community.
Most of his speech went unheard because if the failed sound system and counter-protesters – who outnumbered Trumpers three-to-one.
In a transcript sent to local news outlets, Brett claims:
“The Democratic presidential candidates support socialism in which suporpts [sic] Sharia law.
The GLBT [?] Democratic residents of Broward County don’t understand or comprehend the catastrophic results of Sharia Law.”
He targeted Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – who are both firm LGBTQ allies – claiming they
“are not friends of the GLBT community and support the execution of beheadings of GLBT people.”
The event took place underneath a giant rainbow flag in Wilton Manors, which is home to one of the biggest LGBTQ communities in Florida.
Local real estate broker Bob Darrow told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
“I’m offended that they would bring their message to the home of the gay community here in Wilton Manors when everything they stand for goes against equality for gays and lesbians.”
Democratic LGBTQ activist Michael Rajner, who led the counter-protest, added.
“I think it’s important to be here because generations that follow us will be subject to the horrible laws and punishments from this administration if [Trump] should be reelected.
He’s appointed some terrible judges that are hostile to the LGBT community, and our protections are eroding so quickly.
We must stand up, we must register to vote, and we must get the community to mobilize to stand up against this hate.”
A pathetic showing at the Log Cabin’s press event to tell LGBT community to vote for Trump. Ironic it’s being held under a Rainbow Flag which Trump will not allow be raised at US embassies. @browardpolitics @SFGN @SteveRothaus @bilerico pic.twitter.com/vxMYVJT5Pw— Michael Rajner (@MichaelRajner) January 13, 2020
Andrew Brett, president of #LogCabin Republicans preparing for event in Wilton Manors where he plans to pitch @realDonaldTrump as ally of #LGBTQ community. One side of flag is Trump 2020. The other side is LGBT rainbow flag. pic.twitter.com/vZaiXEJijf— Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) January 13, 2020
(via Pink News)