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This story I covered this week flew under the radar. It shouldn't have, especially not the week Trump attacked #LGBT people. And the comment I got from Trump's team was...telling.
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#Buttigieg targeted by right-wing operatives in antigay sex-assault smear epgn.com/news/national/…
Trump's team is worried about #Buttigieg rising. And they will be more upset now that the Buttigieges are on the @TIME cover because we've never had an out gay candidate in US history. (The not-so-veiled #homophobia from self-styled allies over it has been distressing.)
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Trump and Pence have been ginning up their "Evangelical" base with anti-#LGBTQ rhetoric and policy. So Burkman, whose firm reps the Family Research Council (Betsy DeVos's dad's anti-gay hate group)doing this smear was quite the suspect timing.
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So regardless of whether Mayor Pete is your guy, this is grotesque homophobia from Trump's team and unacceptable in 2019. Plus it harms #MeToo.
Please read my piece and RT this thread📌📌📌

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