During a radio appearance, Lucian
Wintrich, the New York City-based photographer, said that an
increasing number of twinks, which he defined as “skinny,” under
25 gay men, were supporting Donald Trump for president.
Wintrich gained national attention for
a photo series dubbed “Twinks for Trump.”
On The Ryan Kelley Morning After,
Wintrich admitted that a “good handful” of his models were not
Trump supporters but were participating to make a “cultural
statement.” When pressed for a number, Wintrich said that there
were “more [twinks] than you would imagine” supporting Trump.
“A lot of twinks have reached out
to me and said, 'Well, I didn't know there were more of us,'”
Wintrich said. “They're out there. They exist.”
“What is it about Donald Trump's
policies that these twinks like so much?” Wintrich was asked.
“First of all, he's a wonderful,
strong daddy figure and every twink loves that,” he answered.
Wintrich added twinks are attracted to
Trump's policies on immigration, taxes and government spending.
“If you really look at his gay
policies, versus Hillary Clinton, he is better not only for Americans
in general but for gay people,” Wintrich
claimed. “Hillary Clinton's looking at a 500 percent increase
in Syrian refugees. … And Donald Trump's going to put a stop to
Trump has made a similar argument,
claiming that he's a better friend to the LGBT community than Clinton
because he'll keep all Americans safe. On Monday, he
proposed an “extreme vetting” immigration policy that would keep
out radical Muslims who support the death penalty for sexual
minorities. The Clinton campaign accused Trump of pandering to
the LGBT community, rhetorically asking, “How can Trump put this
forward with a straight face when he opposes marriage equality and
selected as his running mate the man who signed an anti-LGBT law in
Wintrich, however, insisted that Trump
would block immigrants who “ideologically oppose gay people.”
When asked whether it was possible that
some of the Syrian refugees were actually “hot twinks,” Wintrich
jokingly answered that that was “a risk we might have to take.”
He added that his “homoerotic
photography” would help Trump clinch the White House.
Wintrich is not associated with the
Twitter account Twinks4Trump, which is more a parody account.