Chris Barron probably wasn’t expecting his appearance on Dom Lemon’s CNN Tonight to be a tiptoe through the tulips, but it’s doubtful he imagined the tongue-lashing he ultimately received.
NYC Council Member Corey Johnson took one look at Barron — founder of conservative group GOProud and leader of the new “Gays For Trump” campaign — and pounced.
“I think it’s funny that just because [Trump said] the four letters LGBT that [he is] somehow the champion of the LGBT community,” Johnson said.
He met today in New York with a thousand evangelical leaders – a who’s who of the far right – people who have made a professional career of demonizing and denigrating gay people. Donald Trump is against marriage equality, Donald Trump says he wants to remake the Supreme court and make it even more conservative. Donald Trump has never been there for the gay community – he is a megalomaniacal, arrogant crazy person.”
Later, Johnson dug up an old Tweet of Baron’s that called Trump a sociopath, and Barron replied: “Hillary Clinton is a bigger sociopath than Donald Trump will ever be.” As the awkward and rather convoluted debate went on, Barron closed by saying, “I know the left wants to scare gay people into not even thinking about voting for Donald Trump…If you want people to have equal rights and dignity, then talk about combating radical Islam.”
— Corey Johnson (@CoreyinNYC) June 22, 2016