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Cory Booker On LGBT People Supporting Trump: “Terrifying”

by Jeff taylor July 29, 2016

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Cory Booker on the floor of the 2016 DNC. Screenshot, via The Washington Examiner.

Donald Trump has been doing his best to convince voters that he is the better choice for the LGBTQ community. It is a claim he has made often on the campaign trail, and during his speech at the Republican National Convention he promised to protect LGBTQ people, citing the mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse.

Related: Six Times Hillary Clinton Took Risks To Do Right By LGBTQs

The Washington Examiner asked New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker after the Democratic National Convention about polls suggesting Trump has seen an uptick in support from the LGBTQ community.

They do not cite any such polls, and instead link to one of their other articles, hyperbolically titled “Trump set to break GOP’s record in winning LGBTQ vote.”

That article simply quotes a prediction made by Log Cabin Republican President Gregory T. Angelo that Trump will win in November against Hillary Clinton. Further, he cites a high of 31 percent for the Republican gay vote, which Angelo says Trump may best.

Related: Gay Republicans Are “Mad As Hell” About Antigay Platform, Still Want Your Money

Our research did not turn up any such polls suggesting Trump is gaining ground with LGBTQ voters.

A poll released in early May, by Whitman Insight Strategies, found that 84 percent of likely LGBTQ voters backed Clinton, compared to 16 who would vote for Trump.

“What do you want to tell the gay community about Donald Trump?” the Washington Examiner asks, citing these supposed polls showing increased support.

“I mean, that’s terrifying. The reality is we have Donald Trump, who picked probably the most antigay vice presidential candidate we’ve had in a long time – than he could have picked, maybe that’s a better way of saying it,” Booker said. “Pence has led an effort to try to let there be legal discrimination against LGBTQ people. So, clearly we are the party of workers’ rights, civil rights, women’s rights, and definitely gay and lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights.”

Related: Cory Booker Shuts Down Heckler, Marries First Gay Couple In New Jersey

Watch the video below.

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Watch Cory Booker’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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