No Moore

Donald Trump won’t answer whether gay sex should be illegal, says ‘I’ll report back’

Donald Trump points to a burning rainbow flag

Fresh off the heels of his speech at the antigay Values Voter Summit last week, and just one day before a planned speech at antigay Heritage Foundation, Donald Trump took a moment to praise virulently antigay U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

During a press conference at the White House Rose Garden yesterday, Trump blew off a question from a reporter who asked point-blank whether he disagrees with Moore’s beliefs that gay sex should be illegal.

“I’m going to be meeting with Roy sometime next week and we’re going to talk to him about a lot of different things, but I’ll be meeting with him,” Trump said.

He continued, “He ran a very strong race. The people of Alabama–who I like very much, and they like me very much–but they like Roy, but we’ll be talking to them, and I can report back to you then, OK?”

Related: That time Donald Trump joked Mike Pence wants to ‘hang all the gays’

Moore, who recently won the Republican primary to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat in Alabama, is a longtime hater of the gays. In 2015, he stated homosexuality should be illegal in the U.S.

“Sodomy was declared illegal by the United States Supreme Court in 1987,” he said. “It said there was no right under the constitution to enlarge the fundamental rights of homosexuals.”

He also called on Congress to impeach the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of marriage equality and was removed from his seat as an Alabama Supreme Court chief justice after refusing to honor the ruling.

And just a few months ago, in February 2017, he appeared, for the fifth time, on Kevin “Kill the gays” Swanson’s extremist radio show to talk about the evils of homosexuality.

Trump, who actually endorsed Moore’s primary opponent, Luther Strange, has said Moore will make a “great senator” and that he plans to campaign for him in the weeks leading up to December’s special election.

A Cygnal poll published on Thursday found Moore has an eight-point lead in the race.

Related: Donald Trump will pander to ANOTHER antigay group this month

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37 Comments

  • DCguy

    Quick Mo Bro, get all of your screenames to come on here screaming out Hillary, or George Soros, or Barbara Streisand or whatever other distraction attempt you need to take attention off the fact that the President of the United States won’t answer whether or not he feels being gay should be illegal.

    Oh, and before you start rambling about how Trump really loves lgbts, remember, we all heard him say he would appoint judges to courts to harm us and take away our rights.

    • ChrisK

      We should give him some credit. He did say the SSM issue has been settled. Well, till he finds enough Judges to settle it another way.

    • leobaga

      You do know you can’t reverse a supreme court decision that’s already been recognized, right? Stop the fear mongering. Trump accurately said, “SSM is the law of the land… it’s settled law.” Give it up! Trump is here to stay as president for the next 8 years. What a great time to be alive.

    • Xzamilloh

      @leobaga

      “You do know you can’t reverse a supreme court decision that’s already been recognized, right?”

      Just plain damn untrue, and I didn’t even need Google to refute that nonsense:

      Brown v. Board of Education overturned Plessy v. Ferguson

      Lawrence v. Texas overturned Bowers v. Hardwick, of course with the delicious irony of Scalia’s dissent coming back to bite him in his homophobic a– when other federal judges cited his words in striking down SSM bans in their state.

      And let’s not even start with Dred Scott v. Sanford, the litmus test of all horrible SCOTUS decisions. So it happens, leobaga… who’s to say another lower level case doesn’t make it to SCOTUS that sets a dangerous president that comes back on LGBT individuals. I hate saying “educate yourself”, but really… read a few paragraphs every now and then. Make a game of it, okay?

    • Xzamilloh

      *precedent

      Stop telling me what I want to spell, damn autocorrect!!

    • GayEGO

      I do not believe Trump cares one way or the other about us, he cares about himself, winning, and making money. He switches his opinions all of the time and frankly, he should be impeached, plain and simple.

  • ChrisK

    Gee do ya think they’ll be discussing Moore’s bigot history? If anything Trump will say just tone it down.

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    The answer is no. It was a stupid question, but he wasn’t going to say that right before meeting with Moore. He doesn’t wan’t to piss the guy off because he needs every senator he can get to support his agenda. Duh.

    • ChrisK

      I so agree. If I was meeting with say David Duke and some reporter asked me if I thought blacks should be discriminated against I too would take the 5th. Just kidding of coarse.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      So you’re saying… (assuming Moore gets elected 3 months from now)… Trump can’t disagree with Moore even to say gay sex should be legal, because if he does that Moore will get annoyed and not vote to repeal Obamacare (for instance). Otherwise Moore might vote to keep Obamacare just out of spite. That’s essentially what you’re saying?

      Damn, that’s some convoluted logic!

    • KaiserVonScheiss

      @Heywood

      Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Moore strikes me as a rather emotional man who might hold grudges. So, yes, it’s best to play it safe. Especially since Trump endorsed his opponent.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @Kaiser: !!!

      Jeez, you people have NO faith in, or even interest in your actual policies, do you? What a bunch of pathetic whiny snowflakes you are. It’s all emotion and grudges with you guys. Not just that weasel Trump but all of you.

      Brody told us that conservatives dealt with logic, not feelings? Looks like he was wrong about that! :-)

    • Xzamilloh

      More of this mealy-mouth apologetics when we all know you’d be raking Obama or Clinton over the coals if they said one thing in public and did another in private. So what exactly is his agenda, and how do you figure a bunch of rabid anti-gay evangelical Dominionists are going to fulfill that agenda?

    • kevin57

      Kaiser, Russia’s calling.

    • Brody

      kevin57 –
      Russia, Russia, Russia!

    • GayEGO

      Besides, Trump has to follow Putin’s orders, next he will be licking Putin’s derriere!

  • Kieran

    “Trump, who actually endorsed Moore’s primary opponent, Luther Strange.”

    That tells you a lot about what President Trump really thinks of Roy Moore.

    • Xzamilloh

      No it doesn’t. Trump flip flops more than the footwear of the same name.

    • Kangol

      Drumpfster put his eggs in Strange’s basket and they got taken away. Moore’s his type of Republicant anyway. The Alabama GOP is so far to the right it’s in another dimension. Now Drumpfster is kissing up to Moore. He still could have said he thinks gay sex should be legal. It was decided by the Supreme Court, so if he gets to put someone else on there, given how ultraright Neil Gorsuch, Thomas and Alito, and given that Roberts would probably vote with the far-right, Lawrence v. Texas, allowing gay sex, could be invalidated.

  • barkomatic

    It hasn’t even been a year yet in office and Trump went from displaying a Pride flag at the RNC to siding with an aggressively anti-gay politician. I have always believed Trump will take whichever side supports him, as that is his only chance to stay in power. I wonder how far this will go.

    • leobaga

      lol. Keep dreaming, keep wishing. You do realize the Dem Party is dead, right? You are so out of touch. lol

    • tham

      Don’t you love Russian trolls.

      I can see them getting drunk on the weekends, dancing the Hopak.

  • Jaxton

    Liberals won’t show male-male sex in “straight” porn movies so what’s the big deal? Liberal swingers clubs often ban male homosexuality – where is your outrage about that?

    Stop claiming to be outraged by Trump when it’s the liberals who do most of the discrimination !!

    • Xzamilloh

      …………….what???? I’m just going straight to ad hominem attacks, because this crap was too stupid to even try to come at reasonably. So gays aren’t in straight movies, so that excuses or allows one to gloss over Trump yet again demonstrating his lack of integrity and consistency?

    • kevin57

      Jaxton, Russia is calling.

    • leobaga

      @kevin57 you do know the Russia collusion is a hoax, right? Who sold vast amount to russians again? Yup, crooked Hillary.

    • leobaga

      *vast amount of uraniums

    • Juanjo

      Oh looky, Jaxon has decided to hit the logical fallacy box and find a red herring.

    • tham

      “Liberal Swingers clubs”. That’s so Russian bot lol

    • Brody

      kevin57 –
      Russia, Russia, Russia!

      tham –
      Russia, Russia, Russia!

    • tham

      @Brody

      What the hell is this sentence then, could you translate it into English: Liberal swingers clubs often ban male homosexuality-where is your outrage about that?

      I mean, it’s as if whoever wrote that (my guess his name is…Demetri) has never ever been to the US. It’s so ridiculous…seriously, how did people on Facebook fall for this crap?

  • leobaga

    *vast amount of uraniums

  • leobaga

    Nice graphic you got there, Queerty , with that Nazi eagle and burned gay flag. How many hours did that take you? LOL. Try harder. Trump loves gay people. You just can’t handle the truth.

    • Brody

      It doesn’t fit their agenda that a Republican actually supports us, therefore they believe he must be even more evil for this betrayal of their expectations. What’s funny is that, as I’m sure you’re well aware, maybe 10% of conservatives have a problem with me as a gay man, but 80% of gays have a problem with me as a conservative man, which tells you who the intolerant ones really are.

    • WillParkinson

      Despite all evidence to the contrary, right? Pats Leobaga on the head. You’re cute, kid.

  • Jack Meoff

    Trumpsex should be made illegal. Stop those @sshats from reproducing.

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