Melania Trump was ‘blocked’ from lighting the White House in rainbow colors for Pride

First Lady Melania Trump Accepting Delivery of the White House Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season for unhinged fascists to begin pretending that they truly cared about America and Americans all this time. Everyone in the Trump administration is playing revisionist history games right now, trying to pretend they didn’t f–k up as badly as we all know they did. Melania Trump is one of those f–kups. Melania spent much of the past four years doing nothing, rarely giving speeches and rarely doing events. But now Mel wants us to know that she did want to do something for Pride Month this year:

Melania Trump was reportedly blocked from projecting rainbow colours onto the White House during Pride month in an effort to show her support for the LGBTQ community. Sources say the outgoing first lady had planned to light up the executive mansion in the iconic colour scheme in June to mark Pride 2020.

But White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who is opposed to gay marriage, was said to be determined to distance the Trump administration from the annual celebration.

Donald Trump previously voiced his support for Pride and is on the record as having said he is “fine” with the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of same-sex nuptials.

The president subsequently came under fire from the gay community over his decision to remove housing discrimination protections for transgender people. He also banned trans people from serving in the US Army, a move which was condemned by campaigners.

Two Republicans insiders told the Washington Blade that Mr Meadows had a significant role in ensuring the White House was not seen to be celebrating Pride.

[From The Independent]

I mean… I actually don’t think Donald and Melania are particularly anti-LGBTQ. I don’t think they even care about any of that as a cultural or political issue. But the Trumps’ apathy meant that the void was filled by homophobes and bigots like Mike Pence, Mark Meadows and most of the GOP culture warriors. But see, Mel wants “credit” for “wanting” to put rainbow colors on the White House. If she really wanted it, she would have found a way to make it happen.

Trumps Participate in the signing of a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

President Trump Pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey in Washington, DC

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  1. OnceUponA says:

    Girl’s gotta get her hair done post-Jan 20.***

    Lying, lazy revisionism.

    *** (Just in case this isn’t clear, I’m being sarcastic. With all love and respect to the LGBTQIA community.)

  2. Nev says:

    stop this.

  3. Badrockandroll says:

    Meadows became Chief of Staff in March 2020.
    Were rainbow colours projected on the White House in 2017? 2018? 2019?
    No they were not.
    I didn’t see any rainbows on her horrid trees either.
    Try again Melamia.

  4. GuestwithCat says:

    lol that picture of Don and Mel with the Turkey cracks me up. The turkey looks like the only smart and sentient being up there. He looks like he’s judging everyone: “Hey Covidiot, put your damn mask on!”

    I think Melania “wants” to do these things the way Prince William wanted to fly helicopters to help with the pandemic. Or whatever the hell he “thought” about doing that got the press so excited until it faded away like everything else these people are keen to do.

    Melania thinks about doing things for the public until she’s actually forced to, or until a hair appointment knocks the thoughts from her head.

    I’d like to think she tried, but that would require me to expend effort and imagination that will soon be knocked out of my own head by thoughts of lunch.

  5. Rebecca says:

    She’s a birther. She went on TV a few times questioning President Obama’s legitimacy as president because of a lie her husband stoked for nearly a decade.

    This story reeks of an image rebrand attempt.

    Don’t fall for the okie doke.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    I don’t understand who the target audience is for this revisionist bullshit.

    Their cult worshippers couldn’t care less about LGBTQ representation or acknowledgement and everyone else knows that any support anyone in this grifter family has voiced has immediately been contradicted by horrible and restrictive, homophobic legislation meant to hurt that community.

    Their apathy is compliance. It doesn’t make them any less hateful or evil.

  7. Jojo says:

    Lies Lies Lies
    Like someone else mentioned she was First Lady for 4 years so why didn’t she do it one of the other years?

  8. Becks1 says:

    I can believe this to some extent only in that I think the people trump has surrounded himself with care much more about the social issues than trump does.

    Do I think Melania fought to have the pride colors on the white house? Eh, not really, and we know they weren’t projected in the years before Meadows was CoS, so clearly he wasn’t the deciding factor. but I can imagine if she even mentioned it, those nutjobs would have shut it down immediately as a possibility. Pence probably would have run for the hills.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Oh look! Someone else is or was keen.

  10. Travelin says:

    This is an easy thing to claim. But a hard thing to sell. Melania does not do anything she doesn’t want to- unless she is paid. The woman stayed in New York for 6 months to renegotiate her prenup before moving to DC.

    Oh OF COURSE she wanted to try. This administration lies more than they tell the truth. No one can prove it. So it reeks of an attempt at an image rehabilitation for perhaps a post Trump divorce career? All I can say to this woman is – like her green jacket.
    I don’t really care do u?

  11. Christin says:

    Next chapter will be wearing a jacket that says “I really DO care – do you?”

    Salvaging whatever shreds of reputation one has…

  12. Traveler says:

    Oh please!
    I believe she cares not one iota.

  13. Minnie says:

    I like how she’s wandering through the White House with wonder and amazement, thinking “wow! This looks great! Who did this? It looks better than I expected!”

  14. Lily says:

    He’s publicly said on camera, many times, that he’s against same sex marriage. So even if he was ‘just saying it‘ but doesn’t really believe it, it still counts as working against the cause.

    Anyone seen the Trisha Paytas meme, where Melania calls Trump, ‘Auntie Gay’ ? 😂

  15. The Recluse says:

    Sure she did. She barely bothers to come in for any of the normal public appearances because she has to be paid. Birds of a feather – her and Drumpf. Good riddance to all of them.

  16. ChloeP says:

    This POS wore a jacket with the words “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?” on her way to visit detained immigrant children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. These are straight up lies. The woman does not care about anyone else but herself.