Bigot-in-chief teases 2024 presidential run

Former US President Donald Trump speaks for the duration of a rally at the Dayton Intercontinental Airport in Ohio (Drew Angerer/Getty Illustrations or photos)

Donald Trump, one of the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidents in historical past, has teased a return to politics, telling a marketing campaign rally he will make a “pretty significant announcement” this thirty day period.

The twice-impeached previous US President explained to the group at a rally in Dayton, Ohio that he would make his statement on 15 November at his Mar-a-Lago vacation resort, The Guardian reported.

Speculation is now rife that Trump will quickly announce a run in the 2024 presidential race once the results of Tuesday’s (8 November) midterm elections have been disclosed.

He mentioned to a whooping crowd: “Not to detract from tomorrow’s really significant, even crucial, election… I am likely to be generating a very large announcement on Tuesday, November 15 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

“We want nothing at all to detract from the significance of tomorrow.”

Trump has lately been dropping hints that he would operate for President for a 2nd time, reportedly telling a crowd in Iowa on Friday (4 November) that he will “extremely, pretty, pretty likely do it yet again”.

Repeating his solely debunked promises that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him, he explained to the group: “I ran twice… I won twice, and did much far better the 2nd time than I did the initially, obtaining tens of millions far more votes in 2020 than I received in 2016.

“And now in order to make our region productive, and safe and superb. I will pretty, quite, pretty probably do it again.”

Trump beforehand mentioned in a 2021 job interview that he was “further than severely” taking into consideration working for President in 2024, because he misses “serving to people”.

Trump’s 2016 to 2020 stint as US President will be remembered by many for its devastating impression on LGBTQ+ rightswith parts which includes the armed service, housing, training, healthcare, and more remaining rolled back again under his leadership.

Near to the commencing of his presidency, in 2017, Trump introduced a ban on trans people serving brazenly in the US army, proclaiming it was burdened by the “tremendous health-related costs” of trans staff.

In just one of Biden’s initially actions as President, he reversed the ban, but not before trans folks were being designed to feel like “caged animals”, not able to be a part of the navy just mainly because of their gender id.

Nick Talbott, a trans male who needed to sign up for the armed forces, but instead had to do the job at a Walmart, mentioned of the ban: “I am able, experienced and prepared to do more, but there is this barrier in front of me that makes absolutely no sense.”

The former President also, between other egregious attacks on LGBTQ+ people, appointed judges to the Supreme Court with anti-LGBTQ+ views, pushed a rule to allow federally-funded homeless shelters to reject transgender and gender non-conforming persons based on “the shelter’s religious beliefs”, and erased LBTQ+ language, info, and resource web pages from governing administration internet sites.

Trump has ongoing creating jabs from the LGBTQ+ community due to the fact his presidency finished, going on quite a few anti-trans rants, and seemingly supporting Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation by saying educational facilities should not be “teaching transgender” to learners.

At the conclude of his presidency, the Human Legal rights Campaign (HRC) claimed: “HRC will continue to stand up against Trump.

“We will sign up for other civil legal rights organizations and continue to be vigilant in holding Trump and his administration accountable at every switch.”

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