Gay Republican and President Donald Trump’s deputy press secretary Judd Deere defended the president’s anti-LGBTQ policies in an interview with Buzzfeed News.

Deere contended that the Trump administration is not anti-LGBTQ because of the fact that he, as a gay man, was able to rise through the ranks in the White House.

However, Deere admitted that while he’s not treated any differently by Trump because of his sexuality, the president may not actually be aware he’s gay.

“If he asked me, sure, I’d have the conversation with him,” Deere said. “It’s not something I hide. [But] I don’t walk into the White House every day and say, ‘I’m Judd Deere; I’m gay.’”

The Trump spokesperson said that policies that many advocates deem discriminatory, like the transgender military ban, aren’t actually.

“The president opposes discrimination and hates violence, all of that, in any form,” Deere said.

He went on to argue that transgender servicepeople “erode military readiness” and backed Trump’s opposition to the Equality Act, saying it was “filled with poison pills.”

“He’s been very clear that he’s going to protect the conscience rights of all Americans,” Deere said of Trump. “If the Democrats really want to work with us on passing the Equality Act, then they should actually work with the president.”

He also defended “religious freedom” bills that could result in Deere himself being denied service on religious grounds.

“Yeah, that’s fine,” he said of a Christian baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. “I’ll just go find another cake shop that will.”

When asked what Trump has done to support LGBTQ rights, Deere cited his global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and his effort to end HIV by 2030.

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  1. jensen

    This guy is delusional at best. Trump has shown his discrimination against the entire community in so many ways including his choice of Pence who is one of the worst of the worst and endorses conversion therapy. He is so ignorant because he doesn’t realize he is trump’s schill..and is being used as to create a pretense that trump and pence are pro LGBTQ. It is very sad and yet that is how trump came to office…he has conned, (his specialty) people who he harms that he is on their side.

    Hope fully he will end up in jail along with his daughter and sons and Jared kushner soon and we will get him out of the oval which, in fact, he illegally occupies.

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  2. ATB

    the comment above doesn’t care what president trump is or believes because this person flat out hates all trump. If your going to have an opinion or comment start out saying I hate trump and all involved with him. I don’t think trump is anti-gay, he has worked with every nationality and who cares if someone is gay today. I don’t think anyone really does. I like the economy I am living in, with 100’s of people I know who are self employed. My ” personal opinion” my business as a builder is the most busy we have been in 15 yrs. and yes once in a while buying a rib eye steak and a bottle of wine without worry is nice , putting a few dollars away in savings also really nice, so don’t hate me because I am a steak eater now. I don’t always like trumps language but keep this economy rocking, and no I don’t have stocks but when money is being made it helps all people , not just rich.

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