Eric Trump has clarified that he is not actually a member of the LGBT+ community after he appeared to “come out” during a live Fox News interview.
President Donald Trump’s son, speaking on one of his father’s favorite shows hours before the president was set to debate opponent Joe Biden in the first presidential debate ahead of the November election, was asked about the gay community’s support for the administration.
“I’m telling you, I see it every day, the LGBT community, they are incredible and you should see how they’ve come out in full force for my father every single day,” he answered.
“I’m part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and thank you for protecting our cities,” he added.
Many viewers were left thoroughly confused by his remarks, with many social media users asking if the president’s second-oldest had just come out on Fox News.
Gonna be honest, did not have “Eric Trump coming out on debate day” on my bingo card. https://t.co/HSRXugwBQU
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) 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
It sounds like Eric Trump just came out. I will never vote for his father but I am glad he can live his life openly now. https://t.co/SSLXSuIHpb
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump responded to the confusion in a statement to the New York Post.
“To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement — the left has taken that vote for granted for a long time and support from the gay community for my father is incredible. As to me personally, as I think you know, I am a happily married man to my wife, Lara.”