‘The gays’ just hung Mr Trump out to dry.
In pure Trump style, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump made yet another super non-PC gaff during a speech at his campaign rally in Atlanta this week, sparking an immediate – and brilliant – Twitter backlash.
At the rally, Trump called out Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for accepting donations to the Clinton Foundation from countries with anti-gay laws, including Saudi Arabia, and in a move only he could make, began a diatribe in which he repeatedly referred to the LGBT community as “the gays”. Yep, he really said that, we’re not making this up (I wish we were).
“Ask the gays what they think and what they do, in, not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me: Who’s your friend, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?” he said.
Hmm… I’m going to go ahead and guess it’s not you, Mr Trump.
Within moments, the GOP presumptive presidential nominee was served an epic platter of humble pie as Twitter exploded in a brilliant and hilarious Trump takedown.
— Tré Melvin (@TreMelvin) June 15, 2016
— Chuck Jones (@fanchuckntastic) June 15, 2016
— Corey L. Smith (@MrCoreyLSmith) June 15, 2016
— bec (@ohitsbecky) June 15, 2016
Sadly this is not Trump’s first #facepalm moment. Last year the GOP candidate appeared to physically mock a disabled journalist at a South Carolina rally, and more recently, confused the 9/11 terror attacks with 7-11, the convenience store during a campaign speech at which he was attempting to highlight his empathy for the emergency crews helping survivors at Ground Zero.
The authors of The Oxford Dictionary are currently editing the description of ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome to include his name. We’re calling it Trumping.
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