Eric Trump has clarified that he is not actually a member of the LGBT+ community after he appeared to “come out” during a live Fox News interview.
President Donald Trump’s son, speaking on one of his father’s favorite shows hours before the president was set to debate opponent Joe Biden in the first presidential debate ahead of the November election, was asked about the gay community’s support for the administration.
“I’m telling you, I see it every day, the LGBT community, they are incredible and you should see how they’ve come out in full force for my father every single day,” he answered.
“I’m part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and thank you for protecting our cities,” he added.
Many viewers were left thoroughly confused by his remarks, with many social media users asking if the president’s second-oldest had just come out on Fox News.
Eric Trump responded to the confusion in a statement to the New York Post.
“To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement — the left has taken that vote for granted for a long time and support from the gay community for my father is incredible. As to me personally, as I think you know, I am a happily married man to my wife, Lara.”
Said Trump: “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. You’ll have to give me a definition because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down and let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do the work more and more. As people see how bad this radical liberal Democrat movement is and how weak, the law enforcement is going to come back stronger and stronger. But again, I don’t know who Proud Boys are, but whoever they are, they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work. Just stand by. Look, law enforcement will do their work.
“They’re going to stand down, they have to stand down,” Trump added. “Everybody. Whatever group you are talking about, let law enforcement do the work. Now, Antifa is a real problem. Because the problem is on the left. And Biden refuses to talk about it. He refuses to issue the words ‘law and order.’”
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Said Trump to the New York Post: “To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement — the left has taken that vote for granted for a long time and support from the gay community for my father is incredible. As to me personally, as I think you know, I am a happily married man to my wife, Lara.”
“Trump also affirmed that he is not bisexual,” the Post adds.