Heavily contested topics were brought to the forefront of Trump’s speech including immigration, tax reform, and religious freedom.
Donald Trump did not mention “LGBTQ” or commit to safeguarding the protections and civil rights of LGBTQ people in his speech.
Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, commented on Trump’s remarks and said,
“I love immigrants. I love people who are not American. I love all workers not just veterans. I love healthcare. I love equal rights and non-discrimination, not coded “religious freedom.” I love modern interpretations of the U.S Constitution. I love the visa lottery. I love all families, not just the nuclear family. I love everyone who opposes this regime of empire, misogyny and white supremacy. Today, tomorrow, and as long as is needed, we will work for justice and all those we love.”