Eric Trump Clarifies He's 'Not Gay'

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Eric Trump
Eric Trump  (Source:AP Photo)

After saying to FOX & Friends on Tuesday that he's "part of" the LGBT community, Eric Trump is now clarifying that he is not gay — or even bisexual, for that matter — but straight and happily married, the New York Post reports.

Apparently, Trump misspoke and was only reiterating something a lesbian supporter had relayed to him about his father. After witnessing the "LGBT community" and "how they've come out in full force for my father," Trump uttered the sentence in question — "I'm part of that community and we love the man" — which is apparently what confused viewers.

While this was a rare instance of an innocuous and inoffensive statement from a member of the Trump family, it was still factually questionable — LGBTQ voters by and large tend to vote Democrat, as 78% supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 and 82% supported Democratic House candidates in the 2018 mid-terms. Given that his father's administration has continued to roll back LGBTQ rights acquired under the Obama administration, it's difficult to give credence to the younger Trump's assertion of fervent LGBTQ support for the President's re-election.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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