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We're 159 days into President Donald J. Trump's presidency.
He's issued more proclamations, presidential memoranda and executive orders than Barack Obama did by this point in his presidency.
So it's therefore a bit surprising that he couldn't find it in him to proclaim June as Pride month, as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both did.
Especially since, when campaigning, he told the LGBTQ community from the floor of the Republican National Convention last July:
As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.As a Republican, I’m so happy to hear you cheering for what I just said.
As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.
As a Republican, I’m so happy to hear you cheering for what I just said.
It is within his power to proclaim June LGBT Pride Month, as Obama did every year of his presidency.
Clearly he either forgot, or it's possible he doesn't actually care about the LGBTQ community.
Here's a full list of Trump's proclaimed days, weeks and months:
26 January 2017 - National School Choice Week
2 February 2017 - American Heart Month
1 March 2017 - American Red Cross Month
1 March 2017 - Women's History Month
1 March 2017 - Irish-American Heritage Month
6 March 2017 - National Consumer Protection Week
17 March 2017 - National Poison Prevention Week
24 March 2017 - Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
31 March 2017 - Cancer Control Month
31 March 2017 - National Child Abuse Prevention Month
31 March 2017 - National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
31 March 2017 - National Financial Capability Month
31 March 2017 - National Donate Life Month
31 March 2017 - World Autism Awareness Day
3 April 2017 - National Crime Victims' Rights Week
6 April 2017 - Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A
7 April 2017 - Pan American Day and Pan American Week
7 April 2017 - National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
14 April 2017 - National Park Week
21 April 2017 - National Volunteer Week
28 April 2017 - Loyalty Day
28 April 2017 - National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
28 April 2017 - Small Business Week
28 April 2017 - National Charter Schools Week
28 April 2017 - Older Americans Month
28 April 2017 - Jewish American Heritage Month
28 April 2017 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
28 April 2017 - National Foster Care Month
1 May 2017 - Law Day
1 May 2017 - National Mental Health Awareness Month
4 May 2017 - National Day of Prayer
5 May 2017 - National Hurricane Preparedness Week
5 May 2017 - Public Service Recognition Week
12 May 2017 - Military Spouse Day
12 May 2017 - Mother's Day
12 May 2017 - National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week
15 May 2017 - Peace Officer Memorial Day and Police Week
19 May 2017 - Emergency Medical Services Week
19 May 2017 - National Safe Boating Week
19 May 2017 - World Trade Week
19 May 2017 - National Maritime Day
19 May 2017 - Armed Forces Day
24 May 2017 - Memorial Day, Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace
31 May 2017 - National Homeownership Month
31 May 2017 - National Ocean Month
31 May 2017 - African-American Music Appreciation Month
31 May 2017 - National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
31 May 2017 - Great Outdoors Month
14 June 2017 - Flag Day and National Flag Week
16 June 2017 - Father's Day
Trump has also refused to acknowledge Pride month on Twitter thus far.
Which renders tweets like these...
A little disingenuous.
However, Ivanka Trump did tweet about Pride:
As we know, that went pretty badly.
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