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Politics Trump says he would vote for a gay president

02:45  14 february  2020
02:45  14 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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President Donald Trump said he would vote for a gay presidential candidate, a question revived by the success of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s White House bid. In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, the president also said he thinks it's possible

President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday that he would be open to voting for a gay candidate for president . “Would Americans vote for a gay man to be president ?” Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera asked 40 minutes into an episode of his podcast, "Roadkill With Geraldo."

President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday that he would be open to voting for a gay candidate for president.

Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Peter Buttigieg are posing for a picture: Image: Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Pete Buttigieg© AP/Bloomberg/AFP-Getty Images Image: Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Pete Buttigieg

"Would Americans vote for a gay man to be president?" Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera asked 40 minutes into an episode of his podcast, "Roadkill With Geraldo."

"I think so," Trump said. "I think there would be some that wouldn't, and I wouldn't be among that group, to be honest with you."

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Days after awarding a Medal of Freedom to homophobic bigot Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump claimed he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. Politico reports: In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, the president also said he thinks it’s possible that

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"I think that it doesn't seem to be hurting Pete 'Boot-edge-edge,'" Trump said of the openly gay presidential contender, slowly using the phonetic pronunciation of the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor's Maltese surname.

"But there would certainly be a group," the president repeated, "that probably wouldn't. But you and I would not be in that group."

"We would not," Rivera responded.

Trump has lots of company: A 2019 Gallup poll found that 76 percent of Americans would vote for a gay or lesbian presidential candidate — just behind the 80 percent who said they would vote for an evangelical Christian. Other groups are rated as more acceptable: Over 90 percent of Americans said they would vote for a black, Catholic, Hispanic, female or Jewish candidate.

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Trump would vote just for himself, this makes me think that maybe he is People need to stop voting based on whats between their legs and what they like between others legs.

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But there are groups less popular for electoral politics than gay people: Muslims, atheists, socialists, people over 70 and people under 40 (a group that includes Buttigieg, 38).

When Gallup began asking Americans about their willingness to vote for a gay or lesbian presidential candidate in 1978, just 26 percent said "yes."

Last May, though, Trump complained on Twitter that Fox News was "wasting airtime on Mayor Pete."

In that same thread, Trump made a prediction about Buttigieg, who he referred to using the name of the iconic Mad magazine cover boy: "Alfred E. Newman will never be President!"

By December, however, Trump appeared to marvel at Buttigieg's unexpected success: "Can you believe he is doing well, he is like the leading fundraiser," he said of Buttigieg during a 90-minute rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. "I dream about him, it's true."

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