On Thursday night, Trump went on to say he would do more to protect the LGBTQ community.
“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted LGBTQ community,” Trump said.
“When he started the sentence I thought this was great,” said Arline Isaacson with the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus. “It is significant that a Republican presidential candidate would do that. It is meaningful.”
“No good, and we're gonna stop it. 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. Believe me,” Trump said to applause.
Isaacson said Friday she wished Trump had broadened those protections to here at home, and not just “foreign ideology.”
“I thought it was pretty sad that we had to wait until 2016, to get even a mention of LGBT and get a positive response,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Friday.
Even the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that bills itself as the largest group of LGBT conservatives, applauded the move. Earlier in the week, the group took out a newspaper ad critical of Trump.
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“I have to say, as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said,” Trump told the convention crowd Thursday night.