Trump boasts about Log Cabin Republican endorsement as its members flee in protest

Trump boasts about Log Cabin Republican endorsement as its members flee in protest

During a press gaggle Tuesday, President Donald Trump took a question from The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson, who has long been a member of the White House press pool, though rarely called upon.

Johnson asked if Trump was okay with the way his administration has made it easier to discriminate against LGBTQ workers; Trump ignored the question and instead boasted that gay Republicans seemed to like him.

“Well you know I just got an award and an endorsement yesterday from the exact group. You saw that,” Trump said, referring to the that was in fact from last week. “They gave me the endorsement yesterday, and I was very honored. Log Cabin. The Log Cabin group. And I was very honored to receive it.”

“No, I’ve done very well with that community,” Trump continued. “Some of my biggest supporters are of that community, and I think they — and I talk to them a lot about it. I think I’ve done really very well with our community.”

He also referenced support from Republican billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who is openly gay, and once more mentioned the endorsement from “the Log Cabin group.”