In what might be one the interesting things that have been brought to light by the new book written by for White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman. Is that when Donald Trump first met his soon to be son-in-law Jared Kushner just might be gay.
Given the Trump Administration and in particular Vice President Mike Pence are conducting a “holy war,” on the LGBTQ community there is a bit of irony here. Our friends at LGBTQ Nation was very kind to point that out.
According to their reporting that she alleges that Trump used racist slurs on The Apprentice, wanted to be sworn in as president with his hand on The Art of the Deal, and was, in general, the “racist, bigot and misogynist” his opponents think he is.
Excerpts from the forthcoming book do contain one tidbit about the President’s thinking on gay issues. When daugher Ivanka was first dating Jared Kushner, Omarosa reports, she asked her father what she thought of him. “‘He seems a little sweet to me,’ he said, using his phrasing for ‘gay,’” Omarosa writes.
But the LGBTQ Nation report goes on from there and I encourage you to read it and also to subscribe to their fine newsletter. Here is another tidbit fro the Nations story that is quite interesting.
It talks about Omarosa having her own anti-gay history.
She tried to sabotage TV host Piers Morgan when they appeared on Celebrity Apprentice a decade ago by hinting that he was closeted. Morgan subsequently revealed that Omarosa had proposed a “showmance” between the two of them and that when he rejected the idea, she called him an antigay slur. (Morgan isn’t a beacon for LGBTQ rights either.)
Omarosa also trashed out CNN anchor Don Lemon for “queenish behavior” and told him to “stop being such a queen.” His offense was cutting her mike off during an interview.
That hasn’t stopped Omarosa from being celebrated by some in the LGBTQ community. She headlined Philadelphia Pride in 2013, for example.