Recently, President Trump has been graded by many politicos and pundits as failing his first 100 days in office. And even when he is not getting F’s, there are few willing to give him high marks. However, the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) have (curiously) given the new president a grade of A-.
LCR President Gregory T. Angelo defended the president:
“Trump’s first 100 days in office have been something of a mixed bag in regard to LGBT issues, but that was to be expected considering his concurrent outreach to evangelicals and to LGBT voters during his campaign… There has bene a lot of hand-wringing about a number of ‘non-troversies’ over the past three months – fake news stories about the White House ‘erasing’ gay people from the Census and the White House website, which were nothing more than fundraising ploys to rile up defected LGBT liberals still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s loss.”
As you may recall, it was just six months ago that the Log Cabin Republicans refused to endorse Trump in the presidential election. And just a few months before that, the group said the GOP’s platform was “the most anti-LGBT… in the party’s 162 year history.” But now, for some reason, it seems the LCR’s have embraced President Trump and his policy platform.
Some supporters point to the fact that President Trump has promised to make HIV/AIDS programs a top priority in his administration; however, that alone should not undue of the disconcerting acts that have come out of the Trump Administration’s first 100 days.
Trump still has time to build an LGBT record, one way or another, after all it’s only been 100 days. So it will be interesting to see if/how influential the LCR’s will be at affecting the president’s equality agenda for the rest of his term. So far, we give LCR’s a D-.