Steve September 29, 2020
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Tweety McTreason’s second son didn’t receive the kind of response he hoped for when he went on Fox News Tuesday to describe himself as a member of the LGBT community.

Eric Trump clumsily claimed kinship with the LGBTQ community during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning, a claim that was immediately rejected and mocked online.

“The LGBT community, they are incredible,” Eric Trump said. “You should see how they come out for my father, every single day.”

But it’s what Eric said next that turned heads and became a Twitter talking point.

“I’m part of that community and we love the man,” he said.

Eric Trump: “The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I’m part of that community, and we love the man.” pic.twitter.com/hl51ftW8l2

— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 29, 2020

Star Trek star George Takei was just one loud voice on social media that criticized Eric for failing to actually understand the community, which includes gay, transgender and non-binary people, among others.

“Eric Trump saying he’s “part of the LGBT” community is like me saying I’m part of the fantasy football community,” Takei, who is gay, wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “I might think I know what a ‘tight end’ and a ‘wide receiver’ are, but I would be sorely mistaken.”

Eric Trump saying he’s “part of the LGBT” community is like me saying I’m part of the fantasy football community. I might think I know what a “tight end” and a “wide receiver” are, but I would be sorely mistaken.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 29, 2020

Eric Trump saying he’s “part of the LGBT” community is like me saying I’m part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model community which is a blatant lie.

— Bat Morda (she/her)🏳️‍🌈 (@BatMorda) September 29, 2020

He said he was part of the community? Has he ever been scared to tell someone how ebfelt about them because of potential hate? Has he ever lost a friend or family memeber because of who he wants to be with?

…no? I didn’t think so.

— Lillix the Wolf 🔞 (@Lillix_Wolf) September 29, 2020

I don’t see how Eric Trump could be “part of the LGBT” community. He never showed up at the meetings.

I mean he should have at least brought a Jello mold or something.

— OlderButOpen🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸 (@HaydenJ81439319) September 29, 2020

Well at least now Eric Trump can claim his father doesn’t hate him because he’s dumb, he hates him because he’s part of the LGBT community. (Yes, he really claimed that this morning on Fox.)

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 29, 2020

Eric Trump: “The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I’m part of that community, and we love the man.”

The LGBT community: pic.twitter.com/mV1kPIvIJw

— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) September 29, 2020

Eric Trump: I’m part of the LGBT community.

Did Eric Trump just come out as LGBT or did Eric Trump just come out as not knowing what LGBT means?

— JRehling (@JRehling) September 29, 2020

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