Trump wants to “help” the Black community (a group that lives entirely in “the inner cities”, according to Trump) by instating a nationwide version of stop-and-frisk, a New York City law that was ruled unconstitutional for unfairly targeting Black people. Trump also has the most anti-LGBT running mate in history and has promised to help overturn nationwide marriage equality and to promote laws allowing people to discriminate against gay people from workplace discrimination.
So imagine our surprise when we heard about a Black guy in a rainbow-colored ‘Gays for Trump’ shirt attacking a protestor at a Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina today. The violence doesn’t surprise us — there have been 20 instances of violence at Trump’s rallies since October 2015 — and we know that some gays support Trump, but considering Trump’s policies against Black and gay communities, the rabid support seems a bit misplaced.
Here’s video of the attack and the aftermath (when the attacker puts the protestor in a headlock before giving high fives to other appreciative Trumpettes in the audience).
Trump was interrupted by a protester in Greensboro and this happened: pic.twitter.com/Hzc2Z82gNu
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 14, 2016
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 14, 2016