Donald Trump was called-out by the gay community on Thursday, July 30 to clarify his views on LGBT issues such as same sex marriage. A representative for the LGBT community told atombash.com on Thursday, July 30 in an exclusive telephone interview that Donald Trump would have to address the gay community’s concerns head-on if he expects to receive LBGT support in the primaries.
Joe Symon, a professional actor, singer and Broadway performer who lives in Los Angeles told atombash.com that the time had arrived for Donald Trump – who has surged to the top of national polls – to come out and express his views openly concerning issues of importance to the gay community. Estimates as to the size of the U.S. adult LGBT community go as high as five percent of the total population. That makes the LGBT community a voting bloc of millions of people, and it’s up for grabs.
Adding a musical twist to their message to Donald Trump, the LGBT(M) (Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals for Trump – MAYBE!), crafted a short parody song (click here to listen) performed by Symon. The ditty is sung to the pop hit, “You’re Sixteen” and features a chorus of, “In ’16, Vote Donald Trump, He’s So Fine.”
“Donald Trump has said that he is against same-sex marriages, but he really hasn’t addressed the issue, or other LGBT issues, in a comprehensive way,” said Symon, who says he likes Trump’s speak-his-mind style of campaigning. “He’s a refreshing change from all of the tap dancing around the truth practiced by the other candidates. But before I could support him, I need to know a lot more about his agenda.”
Symon said that he put out a call to Donald Trump for a one-on-one, face-to-face meeting to discuss the concerns of the LGBT community. While he’s not yet heard back from The Donald regarding his request, Symon believes that if Donald Trump is really serious about a presidential run, he’s going to have to answer some hard questions about gay issues. Otherwise, says Symon, the millions of potential LGBT votes for Donald Trump will move to other candidates.
“It’s so simple. All Trump has to do is have ten-minute conversation with us to clarify his views,” Symon said. “If we like what has to say, we could be some of his strongest supporters.”
A number of West Palm Beach LGBT voters have expressed similar sentiments.
“Donald Trump is really making a mark,” said Beverly Bounders, a member of Florida’s LGBT community. “But I don’t know enough about him yet to make a voting decision. I need to know if he’s all sizzle but no meat.”
Donald Trump is busy preparing for the first debate of the 2016 presidential race which will take place on Aug. 6 in Cleveland and broadcast on the Fox News Channel.