Appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box
on Wednesday, Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, praised his father's
support for the LGBT community.
In the interview, the younger Trump
claimed that his father has pushed the GOP to be more inclusive.
“We had a gay man speak at the RNC
and my father spent a lot of his time talking about the LGBT
said. “That is revolutionary for the Republican Party.”
Out CEO Peter Thiel did speak at the
RNC, where he urged all Americans “to stand up and vote for Donald
Trump,” making him the first openly gay Republican in 16 years to
speak at a GOP convention.
In accepting the Republican nomination,
Trump vowed to protect the LGBT community “from the violence and
oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”
But the RNC also made headlines for its
platform, which has been criticized for its opposition to LGBT
rights, including marriage equality, and support for therapies that
attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors
and laws that restrict transgender bathroom use.
Trump has also claimed that he's a
better “friend” to the LGBT community that his Democratic rival,
Hilary Clinton, despite his opposition
to same-sex marriage and allowing
transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice.