Donald Trump promised to go to bat for the LGBT community, announcing his support on the heels of Sunday’s mass terror shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub.
Coming just two days after the Orlando terrorist attack, the Republican presidential candidate’s tweet on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Democrat presidential rival Hillary Clinton for a lax immigration stance and weakness on combatting terrorism.
“Thank you to the LGBT community!” Trump tweeted. “I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”
The Orlando shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, made phone calls and social media posts during the attack where he pledged allegiance to Isis, indicating among other evidence that homosexuals were the intended target of the terrorist act.
Varied groups have vied for control of the narrative in the days following the Orlando attack, attempting to advance such things as anti-Christian bias, gun control and increased approval for LGBT rights.
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