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Much like we saw in 2016, projections in the final days of the 2020 election suggest that President Donald Trump and his supporters may be in for a long night.
At the same time, there are indications that the president is seeing high levels of support in the black community, as well as strong support in some Hispanic precincts. And now the gay community is also coming on board, according to former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
Appointed by Trump, Grenell was the first openly gay cabinet member in American history and he also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. He took to Twitter on Sunday to say that the gay left is in a “total panic” over the “unprecedented” support Trump is enjoying from the LGBT community.
“Support for @realDonaldTrump from the gay community is unprecedented for any Republican in history. We will see huge numbers – more than 33% support. The gay left is in total panic,” he tweeted.
Support for @realDonaldTrump from the gay community is unprecedented for any Republican in history.
We will see huge numbers – more than 33% support.
The gay left is in total panic.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 1, 2020
With Grenell’s assist, the Trump campaign has been making a concerted effort to reach out to the gay community.
A “Trump Pride” event was held Thursday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and again Saturday in Minnesota.
#TrumpPRIDE was incredible tonight! PRIDE is beaming all over the USA. Thank you @RichardGrenell for being such a trailblazer for all LGBT people! You inspire me to serve my community & be @getoutspoken20! Special thank you to @kimguilfoyle for being a fantastic ally! #Trump2020 pic.twitter.com/AgUND2Z6W6
— Alex Hagerty (@realAlexHagerty) November 1, 2020
Grenell will be joined Sunday by the president’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, at a “Trump Pride” event in Washington County, Pa.
Trump received just 14% of the LGBTQ vote in 2016, according to The Michigan Daily, which means if Grenell is correct in that the president now has more than 33% support, this is a huge swing in his favor.
Adam Schmidt, former U.S. national team figure skater and an LGBTQ+ Trump supporter, opened the event in Ann Arbor and he said the Democratic Party is a party of exclusion, the Daily reported.
“They are the party of exclusion; they are cancel culture; they’re the opposite of inclusivity, all right,” he said. “We are the party of inclusivity.”
Here’s a sampling of reactions to the story from Twitter:
This is excellent news.
— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) November 1, 2020
I believe that without the phony left/right division in this country/world we could be so great. I think 99% of people just want to be accepted and left to their beliefs without judgment or persecution on earth. If we did this & joined forces we’d end hunger, wars, God knows!
— He Sent Me (@JoeGiannacco) November 1, 2020
I so hope that you are the 1st choice for FBI Director.
— Paul Sauss (@The_Saussman) November 1, 2020
Richard Grennell for FBI Director!!!
— william muny (@williammuny2) November 1, 2020
This is true! pic.twitter.com/Wn0jIHOTw2
— Nick Searcy, BELOVED INT’L FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) November 1, 2020
The left doesn’t “Own” anyone. They’ve tripled down on the identity politics. They took people and votes for granted. We welcomed everyone in with a better path for the future. Now the left has nothing. Their entire model is broken. People are awakening to their own power.
— Top Tick Tommy (@ofMonteandMind) November 1, 2020
President Trump is all inclusive. #MAGA
— QueenOfScott 🇺🇸 (@QueenOfScott) November 1, 2020
You are the future of the gay community in the US
— D2 (@D2_Conservative) November 1, 2020
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