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Ian McKellen: Trump’s refusal to protect LGBTQ people is “un-American”

“I can’t follow Mr. Trump. I don’t always understand what he says and when I do, I have to admit later that I got it wrong because he changed his mind or changed his mind about what he said…. He’s a very bad communicator, at least to me. Get more straightforward, Donald. And then we can take you seriously.

If what you’re saying is true, it’s appalling and quite unnecessary and very un-American. The gay rights movement began in America. It began in San Francisco, it began in Stonewall, the city where Donald Trump was born and thrived. If he’s not aware of this, I’d be amazed. So… it’s very sad if what you’re saying is true.”
Ian McKellan, asked by Variety what he thinks about Trump failing to follow through on his promise to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community.