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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.

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14 Comments

  • Kieran

    McKellen “can’t follow” Mr. Trump. Well he should know who CAN follow President Trump if anything should happen to him: Vice President Mike Pence.
    And whereas Donald Trump has held up a Gay Pride flag, spoken positively about gays, appealed for their votes and protecting them from Islamic terrorism, Mike Pence clearly would have a problem with gay people.
    There is a reason that Ted Cruz warned Americans about Trump’s “New York Values”. We all know what Cruz was trying to infer by that.

  • Mandrake

    Maybe I’ve been in a coma, but, so far, exactly what GLBT rights has Trump failed to protect??

    • mhoffman953

      I have no idea, I’m waiting on someone to tell me

    • Mo Bro

      Perception is all that matters when it comes to making things up about Trump.
      Lefties know that other lefties will believe anything they’re told to, and that shit is some powerful voodoo.

  • dean212

    How perfect… a whole defamatory and derogatory Trump article based on “if what you’re saying is true” found in the last paragraph.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Well, much as I hate Trump, I say a British knight should be careful throwing around a term like “un-American.”

    It’s very un-British of him NOT to go around dressed like Gandalf all the time! He should uphold the very British tradition of being an eccentric weirdo. But if Trump does go over there on that “state visit” and wants to ride in the queen’s golden carriage, I say Gandalf should zap him with the wand. “You shall not pass!”

    • ErikO

      LOL do you even know anyone who is from the UK, or have you even ever been there? Contrary to what you see in films and on old monty python skits British people are not eccentric weirdos.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      I’ve been there many times. The young ones aren’t eccentric weirdos (yet), they’re just binge drinkers. The elderly ones do tend to be eccentric weirdos.

      The term “un-American” has a rather sinister history – e.g. the late & unlamented House Un-American Activities Committee, HUAC – but it’s possible McKellen is unaware of that.

      You seem impervious to humor (because you’re Russian? – ha).

  • ErikO

    LGBT people are protected by Donald Trump and DT was the first candidate to actually run and say he would protect our rights and neither Obama or Hillary who are really anti-LGBT did this.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Yep, that must be why you were telling us all during the campaign to “vote for Jill Stein”!

      How much are the Russians paying you to post here?

    • ErikO

      Heywood-You’re a troll. I still support Jill Stein and I’m glad I campaigned and voted for her. Russians? What Russians?

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Jill Stein had dinner with the evil anti-gay dictator Vladimir Putin in Dec. 2015. This is well-documented. She was and is a paid agent of Russia.

  • Richard 55

    Ian McKellan is so stupid if he thinks male homosexual rights began in New York at Stonewall – real stupid.

    It began way before that, and not in New York.

    Ian sounds foolish – please keep your mouth shut, Ian.

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