A new robocall hitting South Carolina voters right before the state’s Republican primary attempts to portray Donald Trump into some kind of pro-LGBT politician, and smears LGBT rights along the way.
The ad takes uses part of an interview with NECN reporter Sue O’Connell, who asks if LGBTs would continue to see forward motion under a Trump presidency.
“I’m a lesbian,” O’Connell tells Trump. “We’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the past 20 years. When President Trump is in office, can we look for more forward motion for equality for gays and lesbians?”
Trump responds, “Well, you can. And look, that’s your thing, and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together.” At this point, the narrator’s voice, now taking on an incredulous tone, interjects: “Stop. What does she mean by ‘forward motion’? What’s he agreeing to?”
“It’s not about tolerance anymore,” the narrator continues. “It’s about mandatory celebration. It’s about forcing people to bake cakes and photograph gay weddings. Forcing clergy to officiate. It’s about transgender bathrooms in your child’s school. It’s about tearing down our Judeo-Christian values. It’s about tearing down our America.” The recording ends with an ominous sign-off from the narrator: “Ted Cruz for president — now, before it’s too late.”
Of course, no one has ever attempted to force clergy to officiate a same-sex wedding, nor has the LGBT movement attacked Christian values. And don't get me started on the bakers and photographers who break state non-discrimination laws.
Here's the robocall. Please note the very "Rush Limbaugh" type voice.