Cher: “My people” will not believe Trump on LGBT rights - Metro Weekly


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Cher and Hillary Clinton, Photo: Cher / Instagram

Cher and Hillary Clinton, Photograph: Cher / Instagram

“He’s probably the most disingenuous man I’ve ever seen. And I need to inform you, my individuals won't consider him for a minute.”

Cher, on Tuesday’s episode of MSNBC’s , speaking about Donald Trump’s try and courtroom LGBT voters. Following the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Trump has tried to make use of the specter of radical Islamic terrorism to cleave away LGBT help from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

He claims she’s not robust sufficient to guard the group, and has criticized the Clinton Basis for accepting cash from Muslim-majority nations the place homosexuality is both criminalized or punishable by demise.

However Cher laughed on the concept of Donald Trump as an advocate for the LGBTQ group, poking enjoyable at Trump’s stumbling over the letters in LGBTQ in his public statements. “Oh, come on,” she advised host Lawrence O’Donnell. “He says these letters like a toddler who’s studying the alphabet.”

She additionally took goal at Donald’s associations, noting that he attended a “closed-door assembly” — referring to the current “Rediscovering God in America Restoration Project” convention in Orlando — of greater than 400 conservative activists greatest recognized for his or her hostility in the direction of the LGBT group.

“How does he go from that assembly to telling my those that he'll shield them?” requested Cher, who has been campaigning on behalf of Clinton at fundraisers within the LGBT-friendly resort cities of Miami, Hearth Island, N.Y., and Provincetown, Mass. “And I worry for these individuals. And never simply due to my son. I worry for what they'll do to these individuals, to my individuals.”

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