Eric Trump backtracks after saying he's 'part of' the LGBT community on 'Fox & Friends'

Raechal Shewfelt
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
·3 mins read

Eric Trump’s appearance on Fox & Friends on Tuesday didn’t go exactly as planned.

President Donald Trump’s son, speaking on one of his father’s favorite shows hours before the president was set to debate opponent Joe Biden in the first presidential debate ahead of the November election, was asked about the gay community’s support for the administration.

“I’m telling you, I see it every day, the LGBT community, they are incredible and you should see how they’ve come out in full force for my father every single day,” he answered. “I’m part of that community and we love the man and thank you for protecting our neighborhoods and thank you for protecting our cities.”

Eric Trump has clarified his statement. (Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP via Getty Images)
Eric Trump has clarified his statement. (Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP via Getty Images)

Many viewers thought Trump had come out, to the point that he issued a statement to the New York Post:

“To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement — the left has taken that vote for granted for a long time and support from the gay community for my father is incredible. As to me personally, as I think you know, I am a happily married man to my wife, Lara.”

Trump said he’s also not bisexual.

He explained that he had said what President Trump’s LGBT supporters have noted in the past.

Social media was quick to react, as always, with many suggesting the executive vice president of the Trump organization and member of the first family would not be welcome in the gay community, because of the president’s stances on issues affecting it.

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