Well, this is awkward.
While campaigning for his father’s reelection, Eric Trump swung by Fox & Friends this morning to pander to LGBTQ voters and… come out? Wait… what?!
It all started when co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked, “There are a lot of people that might be voting for your dad that might be admitting it. So are you counting on this person? The ‘secret voter?’”
To which Eric responded, “Ainsley that person’s there, I’m telling you I see it every day. The LGBT community, they are incredible. You should see how they come out for my father, every single day. I’m part of that community and we love the man. Thank you for protecting our neighborhood, thank you for protecting our cities.”
Eric Trump: “The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I’m part of that community, and we love the man.” pic.twitter.com/hl51ftW8l2
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 29, 2020
OK, OK, so maybe Eric didn’t come out exactly. He was sloppily quoting what supposed LGBTQ Trump supporters have allegedly told him on the campaign trail, but Twitter still had a field day with his official “coming out.”
Eric Trump: “The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I’m part of that community, and we love the man.”
The LGBT community: pic.twitter.com/mV1kPIvIJw
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) September 29, 2020
First thing I woke up to was Eric Trump coming out as LGBT so I think this day was really over before it started
— Joel Phillips (@joelphillips23) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump says he’s part of the LGBT community.
He thinks it stands for ying rifting ullshiting rumps.
— (@DumpTheManChild) September 29, 2020
Eric thinks the “GB” in “LGBT” stands for “Gary Busey.” https://t.co/TIJaIczHDY
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 29, 2020
Does Eric Trump know that he just came out as LGBT? https://t.co/sXeKM9fr7m
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump: “I’m part of the LGBT community.”
LGBT community: “New phone, who dis?”
— Velvet Revulva (@velvetrevulva88) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump: I’m part of the LGBT community, and we love my father.
Donald Trump: I said WHITE PRIDE not gay pride, you moron.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 29, 2020
Is Eric Trump announcing himself a member of the LGBT Community the “October surprise” Republican’s promised?
saying goodbye to the LGBT community now that Eric Trump decided to enter pic.twitter.com/mkKyPV7ebG
— Dan (@kingdeficit) September 29, 2020
Eric Trump is a part of the LGBT community the same way Kevin Spacey is. Against our will.
— Tyler Mead (@Meadbymead) September 29, 2020
In other Eric Trump news, a New York state judge recently ordered that he must submit testimony to investigators who are looking into the Trump family’s real estate transactions by October 7. Eric has been fighting a subpoena for his testimony since May.