Donald Trump hasn’t acknowledged it’s Pride Month and people have definitely noticed
Despite what you’ve heard — or rather, have not heard — from the White House, June is Pride Month.
To celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ community, Twitter has released a custom heart emoji, Instagram added some fierce AF stickers to its app, and Google even dedicated a Doodle to the honor the American artist and LGBTQ rights activist who crated the rainbow flag. President Trump, however, has done nothing.
We’re already two days into June and have heard complete silence from the White House in regards to Pride. Needless to say, people have definitely noticed — and they’re not happy about it.
Though the White House has released statements publicly declaring this month National Homeownership, Ocean, African-American Music Appreciation, and Great Outdoors month, the president has yet to acknowledge Pride Month.
You’d think a man who tweeted about the LGBTQ community that one time, promising to fight for their freedoms and beliefs during his campaign, would be attentive and eager to celebrate a month dedicated to just that. So far, though, nothing.
Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016
It’s been a big week for Trump, what with attempting to recover from apparently misspelling “coverage” on Twitter and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, so this other extremely important fact may have just slipped his mind.
Whatever the reasoning, people are reacting to the White House’s Pride Month silence, sharing both their disappointment in the president and support for the LGBTQ community on Twitter.
just wanna say that even if trump refuses to acknowledge pride month there are millions of people who love, recognize, & support you 🌈
— Korey Kuhl (@koreykuhl) June 1, 2017
In the president’s absence, other politicians and organizations like Nancy Pelosi and the Human Rights Campaign have taken it upon themselves to publicly proclaim Pride Month.
It should be noted that Trump’s daughter Ivanka tweeted a message of support to the LGBTQ community on June 1. People were quick to recall the fact Trump has taken controversial action against LGBTQ people in the past, such as helping roll back the right for trans students to use bathrooms based on gender identity. Not to mention picking Mike Pence as his vice president.
I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 2, 2017
Ivanka did make the effort, which is cool, but she’s still not the leader of the country and effectively has no official power.
Tweet at your dad, please.
— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) June 2, 2017
hey your dad hasn’t issued a statement on pride month yet and his VP supports gay conversion therapy so who’s the “we” in that sentence
— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) June 2, 2017
Mashable reached out to the White House for comment.