Pride month is almost over and barely a mention from the Trump administration.
Instead, President Donald Trump served up a steady supply of tweets that praised conservative evangelicals, denounced protestors and targeted his opponent, former vice president Joe Biden.
Biden, meanwhile, acknowledged the importance of LGBT people in America’s history.
“51 years ago today, a movement was born on Christopher Street,” Biden tweeted on Sunday along with a video from last year of he and wife Jill at the Stonewall Inn. “As we remember the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the brave individuals who changed our world forever, let’s recommit to finishing the job and finally achieving full LGBTQ+ equality. #Pride.”
Trump chose to ignore Pride month again as did the U.S. State Department, which in previous years, had issued a statement in recognition. Ivanka Trump tweeted support for Pride at the beginning of the month in what appears to be the administration’s only observance.
Elsewhere, Vice President Mike Pence attended a worship service at First Baptist Dallas on Sunday. The Texas church is pastored by Dr. Robert Jeffress who called the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of LGBT employment protections, “disappointing.”
Trump/Pence is trailing in most polls to Biden and his yet to be tapped running mate. The Republicans have moved their convention to Jacksonville (Aug. 24-27), which is now requiring masks to be worn in public and indoor spaces. Florida has the seventh most COVID-19 cases in the nation (138,567), according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.