President Trump seemed unaware on Wednesday of his administration’s own global initiative calling on nations to decriminalize homosexuality.
Trump was apparently unaware the initiative during a gaggle with news reporters in the Oval Office with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who’s visiting the United States.
A reporter asked Trump about the global initiative, which is being spearheaded by U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest ranking openly gay person in the Trump administration.
At first, Trump seemed not to understand the question, asking the reported to repeat it.
“Say it?” Trump said.
When the reporter referenced the push to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe, Trump professed unawareness and said something about reports in his administration.
“I don’t know which report you’re talking about,” Trump said. “We have many reports.”
The Washington Blade placed a request in with the White House seeking clarification on whether Trump is aware of his administration’s own initiative and supports it.
Vice President Mike Pence, who has a long anti-LGBT history, supports the initiative, a spokesperson for his office told the Washington Blade.
Story courtesy of the Washington Blade.