Trump quickly tried to capitalize on the tragedy, using a speech to promote his LGBT credentials. Their love for Trump has not won them friends in the wider gay community. Most prominently, Caitlyn Jenner, an outspoken supporter of Trump, attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to lend her support. Last October, with the Republican primary in full force, Kittleson caused a stir with a video he posted to YouTube announcing his support for Trump and explaining why the gay community should embrace Trump supporters like him.
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He gestured to a supporter, who handed a wad of rainbow fabric up to the stage. He strutted stage left, grinning and nodding to the audience with a literal sign of his diverse support. Both Trump and his supporters have nurtured this LGBT-cozy image, diverging from past Republican presidential candidates. That coziness was on display during the Republican National Convention in July, when a group calling itself Twinks for Trump held a soiree festooned with poster-size photos of lithe, shirtless young men in Trump caps. There is no board of directors and its members are the 1, people who have liked the page. A smattering of other Twitter and Facebook accounts, which are run independent of Barron and separate from the Trump campaign, promote variations of the same theme.
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Cody Permenter is terrified by the thought of a Donald Trump presidency. Lucian Baxter Wintrich IV, on the other hand, recently posted a photo of himself near the White House on Twitter with the caption "only a few more months until daddy paints it gold. The two share an unlikely bond: both rose to national attention this year after separately launching projects—one a parody Twitter account, the other a satirical photo series —called "Twinks for Trump. Both projects were inspired by a viral CNN video earlier this year, in which three young, twinkish men gush about Donald Trump. Their legs are spread wide for an interview that looks like a prelude to Calvin Klein's banned underwear ads from the 90s.
Throughout the speech the year-old claimed that Africans were being wrongfully praised for wearing traditional clothing, and that illegal immigrants were negatively affecting the economy, the Daily Campus has reported. However, he was arrested for breach of peace on the university campus after he grabbed a woman from the crowd who had seized his speech on his way out. He was held on campus for an hour as protestors continued to chant.