A gay couple who support Donald Trump
for president say they have received death threats.
Dewey Lainhart, 31, and Cody Moore, 23,
were spotted by the Wall Street Journal at a Trump rally
earlier this month in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Are you a couple?” the Journal's
Jason Bellini asked.
“Do you feel comfortable here, being
affectionate at this rally?”
The men answered that they felt
welcomed at the rally.
“Why do you want Trump to be
“Tired of the bullshit government,”
Lainhart, a steel worker, answered. “Time for a change. Trump's
the man for it.”
“The system and everything would be a
hell of a lot better with Trump,” Moore replied.
The Journal posted the video on
its Facebook page, where it received more than 200,000 views.
Many of the nearly 1,000 comments were
negative, calling the couple “rednecks” and “dumber than dirt.”
The men told Bellini that they have
also received death threats.
“It doesn't concern me,” said
Lainhart in a follow up. “I look over my back, and I do carry [a
gun] … because I love the Second Amendment.”
Lainhart and Moore recently got
Trump and his running mate, Indiana
Governor Mike Pence, oppose marriage rights for gay and lesbian
couples, and the presidential candidate has promised to sign
legislation that would undermine the Supreme Court's finding that gay
couples have a constitutional right to marry. Trump has also
expressed support for North Carolina's House Bill 2, which rolled
back LGBT protections in Charlotte and prohibits transgender people
from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings and
public schools, and opposition to ending the ban on transgender
people serving openly in the military.