Openly gay Buttigieg and Anderson Cooper struggle to calm rude trans protesters

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CNN’s LBGTQ town hall Thursday evening was one for the ages, and there could not have been a better display of how unhinged the left have become in America today.

The first openly gay candidate to run for president, Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, received a hero’s welcome at the network’s Equality Townhall, not that he got a break from radical LGBTQ activists.

Protestors interrupted Buttigieg’s time from the jump, parading in front of the stage with a banner that read “We Are Dying,” while screaming ‘Trans Lives Matter!”

As attendees intervened and tried to remove the protesters, a physical scuffle broke out.

“Okay. It’s okay. Be cool,” said Anderson Cooper, the openly gay CNN anchor. “It’s okay. It’s okay. Hey, hey, hey, hey, guys, guys, guys!”

Buttigieg endeavored to mask any annoyance at the extreme behavior because the left hangs its hat on tolerance — unless you are conservative, or a Christian.

Cooper then moved to validate the extreme behavior.

“Let me just point out there is a long and proud tradition in history in the gay and lesbian and transgendered community of protest,” he said as it began to quiet down. “And we applaud them for their protest, and they are absolutely right to be angry and upset at the lack of attention, particularly in the media on the lives of transgendered.”

 

There have been 19 transgender people “fatally shot or killed by other violent means” in 2019, according to the liberal Human Rights Campaign — the motivations for these deaths run the gamut or, in some cases, are unknown.

But, in a population of 320+ million people, the aggrieved left have deemed this to be an “epidemic,” with Buttigieg giving voice to this assertion.

“I do want to acknowledge what these demonstrators were speaking about, which is the epidemic of violence against black trans women in this country right now,” said the candidate. “And I believe or would like to believe that everybody here is committed to ending that epidemic, and that does include lifting up its visibility and speaking to it.”

As for the theatrics, the demonstration with the banners was just the warm-up act.

When Beto O’Rourke was on stage, an attendee was in the process of asking a question when a transgender woman who called herself “Blossom” stormed forward.

“Let me tell you something, black trans women are being killed in this country!” the person said, commandeering the mic. “And CNN, you have erased black trans women for the last time.”

“Black Trans lives matter,” the individual added. “I am an extraordinary black trans woman and I deserve to be here!”

CNN moderator Don Lemon, who’s also an openly gay anchor at the network, quickly moved to validate the protesters’ behavior.

“Let me tell you something,” he said, as he coaxed the microphone back. “The reason that we are here is to validate people like you. That is why we are here.”

The whole display of victimization was nauseating.

As for violence, the left’s manipulation of language downplays reality. This was seen when a black trans woman claimed it’s “violence” to misgender or mispronounce a trans person’s name.

The angst seen below coming after CNN reporter Nia Mikayla Henderson spoke her name incorrectly.

Tom Tillison

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