Presumptive Republican presidential
nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that he was open to
continuing President Barack Obama's tradition of proclaiming June
LGBT Pride month.
Obama has issued a proclamation
recognizing June as LGBT Pride month for the last eight years.
LGBT Pride reception, Obama says discrimination is “so last
interview with ABC News' Jon Karl, Trump was asked whether he
would continue the tradition. Trump responded that he might and used
the opportunity to take a swipe at his Democratic rival, Hillary
“I would look into it. And I feel so
badly what happened and we have to do something about it,” Trump
answered, a reference to the Orlando mass shooting in a gay nightclub
that left 49 dead and dozens wounded.
“And just remember some of these
countries that are contributing to Hillary Clinton, some of these
countries where we're taking in thousands of people, they kill gays,
all right. They kill gays. They enslave women. They enslave women.
And yet they give money to Hillary Clinton, she accepts it, she
wants more people to come into this country. I'm better for women.
And I'm better for gays. I am better for a lot of people,” Trump
Trump was not asked about his own
business interests in foreign countries where LGBT rights are