Trump tweets in support of LGBT people to mark Pride Month
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting in support of LGBT people to mark LGBT Pride Month. His tweets come one week after his administration moved to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people.
That move was the latest in a series of actions by the Trump administration that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas including the military, housing and education.
In his tweets Friday, Trump says he wants to “recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation.”
The president says other nations “punish, imprison or even execute individuals on the basis of sexual orientation.” He says the U.S. has a “global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality.”
Advocates for LGBT people say the Trump administration has been undermining nondiscrimination protections.