Samantha Bee, host of the comedy/talk show/news satire TBS show Full Frontal, conducted the above interview with several Trump supporters. Included among them was an unnamed gay black male who offered up his clearly logical and well-reasoned opinions of Donald Trump:
The African-American supporter, whose name was not revealed, described Trump’s message as “simple but evocative,” adding that his “moderation on various social issues” allows us to “concentrate on things that are actually valuable for improving the country at large.”
“Simple, but evocative”. Ok, I’ll grant it: Trump’s message “Make America great again” is simple and evocative. That hardly makes it a *good* message though. It’s a call to return this country to a time when black people were second class citizens and gay people didn’t have time to worry about being married bc they were more concerned with being locked up if their sexuality were made public. “Make America great again” is anything but a good message, and certainly not one I’d think a gay black man would ever support. I have no clue what he means by “moderation on various social issues”, but if he thinks Trump is concentrating on this that will make this country better, this dude is not paying attention, bc a damn wall around the U.S./Mexico border is not going to make this country better. Neither will banning Muslim immigrants better our nation. Neither Mexicans nor Muslims are any kind of problem in this country. Problems in this country include things like an ever crumbling infrastructure, for profit colleges putting students in debt for decades, sexual assaults on college campuses, insufficient public transit, or climate change. But you don’t hear Trump speaking out on those. No, what we hear over and over again are “wall, wall, wall”, with some occasional breaks for railing against protesters with comments like “get him out of here” and “there used to be consequences”. Clearly what is important to Trump is the imagined right to express himself without protesters interrupting.
Another gay black man found his love life crumble because he is a Trump supporter. Trump Tower resident Tee Lee is sad that his boyfriend of 6 years recently broke up with him over his support for the Donald.
One gay man claims that his relationship of 6 years ended this past weekend because his boyfriend could no longer handle his vehement support of Donald Trump.Twitter user Tee Lee took to the social media site to air his grievances about the breakup, tweeting: “#TrumpRally My partner for 6 years has just broken up with me, just because I support Donald Trump and his ideas. #gaysfortrump #gay #sad.”
His boyfriend must have had his head in the clouds for 6 years if it took this long to dump the guy. If Tee Lee truly likes Trump’s ideas, then that says a lot about Lee, and none of it nice. Aside from being a living, breathing slogan, Donald Trump hasn’t actually presented much in the way of ideas to improve the country. The ideas has has puts forward are sexist, xenophobic, and racist. People who like those kind of ideas are not good people, so I completely agree with the decision of Lee’s boyfriend to break up with him.
I swear, the strain of trying to fathom why these two queer men of color support Donald Trump is threatening to crack my brain in half. They both seem to like his ideas, but I’d love hear their reasons why. Why is a wall around the United States/Mexico border a good idea? What problems do we have that a wall will fix? Muslims coming to the U.S. is a problem? That’s news to me, because I hear of far more problems caused by white men with firearms that I do Muslims. And I’m guessing these two men think they are special snowflakes or something bc Trump rallies are not good places to be if you’re black. We’ve seen multiple incidents of racist behavior at these rallies-incidents Donald Trump has yet to condemn. That would seem to indicate he holds some unsavory beliefs about black people. Tee Lee seems to think those protesting the Donald’s rallies are thugs (going out on a limb here- he probably doesn’t own a Black Lives Matter t-shirt), instead of people opposed to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric. Despite their race and sexuality, both these men seem to have no idea how bad a Trump presidency would be for people of color and queer folks (and they likely don’t care how atrocious it would be for women, people from Central and South America, and Muslims). I almost feel sorry for them, because they are both deeply deluded. If they ever wake up and develop some empathy and some basic understanding of 20th century USAmerican history, they’re going to slap themselves silly for backing Donald Trump (perhaps they’ll slap themselves twice when they think they’re supporting a guy who is adored by white supremacists).