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Eric Trump Didn't Come Out as LGBT

Christopher Frawley Christopher Frawley
30th September 2020
Eric Trump Didn't Come Out as LGBT
He called himself part of the community, but seemingly as an ally (Getty Images).

The Claim

Eric Trump, son of President Trump, is a member of the LGBT community.

Emerging story

During a September 2020 interview with Fox News, Eric Trump called the LGBT community “incredible,” and went on to state “I’m part of that community, and we love the man,” referring to President Trump.

Due to his choice of words, many social media users quickly jumped to the conclusion that the thirty-six-year-old father of two was coming out as gay or bisexual. Twitter showed mixed reactions, with some users congratulating him on his supposed announcement. Some members of the LGBTQ community showed more hostility, outright rejecting him due to his and his father’s politics.

Misbar’s Analysis

Shortly after the story went viral on Twitter, Eric Trump made it clear that he was actually paraphrasing supposed rhetoric from LGBT Trump Supporters. In a statement published by The New York Post, he said, “To clarify, many of our close friends are part of the LGBT community, which was the intent of my statement,” and that he is “a happily married man.” He went on to deny being bisexual as well.

While many have already chalked this incident up to poor phrasing, it is important to keep in mind that it is entirely possible for Eric Trump to have accidentally spoken the truth. Although he denies being bisexual, it is often difficult for bisexuals to come out publicly. This is especially true if such an individual is already in a heterosexual marriage. We at Misbar will not discount this possibility and will update our findings if new information is presented.

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