Emmy Award-nominated actress and
comedian Wanda Sykes has responded to President Donald Trump's tweet
recognizing June as LGBT Pride month.
In his tweet, Trump invited all nations
to join his administration's global campaign to decriminalize sex
between two people of the same sex. While the tweet makes Trump the
first Republican president in history to recognize LGBT Pride month,
the president did not issue an official proclamation recognizing
administration launches global push to decriminalize homosexuality.)
Sykes, who is currently promoting her
Netflix special Not Normal, made her comments during a BUILD
Series interview in New York.
“A couple of days ago ... [Trump]
wished a happy Pride month to the LGBTQ community,” host Ricky
Camilleri said. “And People came to his defense, saying 'Why are
you getting so upset? He's done so much to defend the community.' …
I don't know what he's done, but what did you think about that?”
“That's bullshit. He doesn't have a
sincere bone in his body. He's such a phony,” answered
Sykes, who is openly lesbian.
When Camilleri asked Sykes whether she
had ever “rubbed elbows” with Trump, Sykes answered: “No. I
would chop my elbows off. I'd be walking around with no elbows.”