WASHINGTON, D.C — (06-02-19) — President Donald Trump tweeted his support for PRIDE Month on Friday and triggered an immediate backlash from Americans.

It may have something to do with the non-stop actions by his administration to strip the LGBTQ community of the few rights we’ve been able to achieve over the past decade.

Check out a few of the colorful responses to President Trump’s tweet support PRIDE Month:

Needless to say, the responses were quick and swift in slamming the anti-LGBT president on twitter.

Trump Tweets Support for LGBT Pride Month, Generating Instant Backlash

It’s pretty simple, right? “Decriminalization” is the opposite of “criminalization,” so it’s a good thing when our president tweets that homosexuality should be “decriminalized.” Right?

Reporter Elura Nanos of Law & Crime had issue with Trump’s support for PRIDE Month tweet:

“There is so much wrong with Trump’s “pride” statement that it’s tough to know where to begin. Let’s start with word choice, ever a Trump nemesis. “Decriminalization” is something of a legal term of art, and it’s not as simple as merely making something that used to be a crime now perfectly legal.

The word Trump should have used is “legalization.” Legalizing a particular action works just how it sounds – it lifts legal restrictions over that action. By contrast, “decriminalization”—a term coined by anthropologist Jenifer James— usually refers to the process by which criminal penalties are lifted; when something is decriminalized, civil or municipal penalties often remain a consequence of the prohibited activity.

The problem with Trump’s self-congratulatory pride tweet, though, isn’t just that he used the wrong word (or that he forgot the Q). It’s that he’s also taking credit for something not his own. The Trump administration launched nothing to do with LGBTQ pride. President Bill Clinton first declared June “Pride Month” back in 1999, followed regularly by President Barack Obama.

While we’re at it, the Supreme Court officially declared it illegal for a state to criminalize homosexuality back in 2003, when Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority struck down a Texas sodomy statute. It’s also worth noting that Trump’s judicial hero and sanctified prototype—Justice Antonin Scalia– dissented from that decision, and voted to uphold the Texas statute.”

Trump has a long way to go to convince LGBTQ voters who voted for him, to return in 2020 for his re-election.  The mass attacks on the LGBTQ community over the past two years will not be forgotten as though it was a bad dream. Americans are tired of Trump’s lying on every issue known to man and especially in regards to the LGBTQ community, he gets an immediate Five Pinocchio’s.

Check out a few more colorful tweets in response to President Trump tweeting his support for PRIDE Month.

Trump has yet to respond to American LGBTQ citizens responses to his Ponzi scheme tweet in support of PRIDE Month.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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