How tone-deaf is the Trump administration? Beyond the insensitivity of Melania going to visit imprisoned babies and children in border concentration camps to show how much she cares, while wearing a coat that says, literally, “I really don’t care. Do u?”, Kirstjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller go out to eat (and, surprise! surprise!) get harassed at MEXICAN RESTAURANTS the same week it is revealed babies snatched from asylum-seeking parents are being placed in concentration camp kiddie jails (or as Laura Ingraham calls them, “summer camps” in what Steve Doocy calls concrete buildings with fences made of chain link, like farms).
And then Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets tossed from a Red Hen restaurant trying to keep trouble makers out, and it is reported that Trump White House staff are having a hard time getting dates (boo hoo).
For those tempted to cite hypocrisy in criticizing a bigot who discriminates against the LGBTQ community and trying to keep troublemakers out of a restaurant, the relevant difference is this: in Colorado (and 21 other states), orientation is a protected class against which discrimination is illegal. There is NO STATE in which bigotry, public lying or political affiliation is a protected class.
A person chooses to be a bigot or which political party they join. A person does not choose their gender or sexual orientation.
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