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Failed GOP Politician Claims Gay People Don't Like Trump Because He's 'Too Masculine' For Them

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From his transgender military ban to his administration's defense of discrimination, President Donald Trump has proven that he's no friend of the LGBTQ community.

But it's not his anti-LGBTQ policies that have earned his disapproval among the community, according to failed Republican Senate candidate E.W. Jackson.

In a recent episode of the radio program The Awakening, Jackson said that what turns LGBTQ people off to Trump is his masculinity.

Jackson said:

"I'm convinced that a lot of this criticism of the president also has to do with his masculinity. He's a man, and you know the left doesn't like manhood."

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He continued:

"They just don't like manhood, and I think that's part of the problem too.
"The radical feminists, the homosexuals, the transgenders [sic], whatever bizarre idea they have of who we're supposed to be, they're not putting up with men who stand tall, who stand up straight and say, 'Look, this is who I am, this is what I believe, you can like it, or you can lump it, but there it is.'"

There's a lot to unpack here.

The draft for the Vietnam War began in December 1969. Trump would avoid it six times.

Six months before the draft started, LGBTQ were "standing tall," as Jackson put it, at the historic Stonewall Riots. The queer community, particularly transgender people, "stood up straight" and faced down riot police to say that they would no longer have their spaces raided without cause.

It's ironic that Johnson doesn't consider the community capable of saying—as he put it—"Look, this is who I am, this is what I believe, you can like it, or you can lump it but there it is."


LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups do that every single day.

What's more, the vast majority of LGBTQ people know that masculinity and strength are two entirely different things.

People were quick to "lump" Johnson's words.

Whatever, dude.