Like Father, Like Son? Donald Trump Jr. Gets Slammed for Homophobic Remarks About “Gay Guy,” Pete Buttigieg

Donald Trump Jr. spoke to the Newsmax network in an interview, and to say he did not hold back would be an understatement.

He called out U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for getting the job only because of his sexual orientation.

Trump Jr. called Buttigieg “that gay guy” as he told the media publication:

“You know, he’s the guy who had no business running for president, but they let him do that cause he’s gay, and they check off a box, and then he didn’t win, so [they said] ‘he’s the gay guy, so we gotta give him something, let’s make him transportation secretary.’ His failure after failure after failure is truly affecting the American people.”

He even went as far as questioning Buttigieg’s paternity leave in 2021, saying, “Plus the time he spent chest-feeding while we were in the midst of a supply chain crisis.”

Donald Trump’s oldest son also called out President Biden while on a private jet to Ohio. He said, “Maybe they’ll worry about the American people for once rather than giving away your taxpayer dollars ($130,000,000,000.00 worth) to corrupt officials in Ukraine to get us into yet another never-ending war.”

Many social media users called Donald Jr for his homophobic remarks, with one person saying, “Pete is more of a man than Don Jr will ever be.” At the same time, another added, “Hateful, hateful man.”

But this is not surprising. The Trump administration rejected requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on embassy flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month. They also pulled the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council, expressing it was a “cesspool of political bias.” Recently, the Human Rights Council has primarily focused on LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Trump’s refused to support the Equality Act, which would ensure that existing civil rights protections cover sexual orientation and gender identity in the way that they already do for race, disability, veteran status, and more.

Still, in 2019 Trump tweeted, “My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!” He also said, “As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals.”

The former president was also accused of appointing several judges who hold extreme anti-LGBTQ+ views, and not just on the Supreme Court.

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Interestingly enough, in 2000, Donald Trump was pro-LGBTQ. Mike Pence, however, in 2009, said, “Embracing the advocacy of changes in laws regarding homosexuality around the world, advocates a set of values that are at odds with the majority of the American people.”

Trump made contradictory comments on same-sex marriage. He tried to stay away from the topic while running for the presidency. But, his son is quite clear on where he stands.

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