Eric Trump Awkwardly Calls Himself “Part of [the LGBT] Community”

"Can we send him back?"

Mercury hasn’t stationed retrograde yet, but it appears one member of the Trump clan is already experiencing a lapse in communication.

On a recent Fox News segment, Eric Trump—President Donald Trump’s second son with his first wife, Ivana Trump—was asked about the LGBTQ community’s support of his father’s bid for re-election in November. As most LGBTQ voters know, the POTUS is no friend to the queer community. Since 2016, his administration has implemented a laundry list of policies infringing upon the rights of LGBTQ Americans.

Eric, however, sees the situation differently.

“The LGBT community—they are incredible,” the 36-year-old Republican told the hosts of Fox and Friends this Tuesday, September 29, according to Media Matters for America team member Bobby Lewis, who regularly live-tweets the segment on his personal account.

“And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day,” Eric continued. “I’m part of that community, and we love the man.”

As far as we know, Eric is not “part of [the LGBT] community.” He’s been married to a woman, Lara Trump, since 2014 and has never publicly spoken about identifying as bisexual or queer. What’s more, we hope that if he actually identified as queer, Eric wouldn’t profess to support his father’s vehemently anti-LGBTQ administration.

Regardless, his poorly phrased spiel had Gay Twitter™️ in a perplexed tizzy this morning:

“Can we send him back?” one Twitter user joked.

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