Thursday 19 October 2017

Gays For Trump set out priority for president's next 100 days - bomb North Korea

President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By David Mercer

The campaign group’s leader, Peter Boykin, said ‘complete regime change’ was needed in North Korea.

The leader of a Donald Trump campaign group has called on the president to remove North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un from power over his next 100 days in office.

Peter Boykin, president of Gays For Trump, said “complete regime change” in North Korea should be a priority for the US because of the threat posed by the country.

He told the Press Association: “We cannot have crazy people holding the world hostage.

“That guy is so close. Even if, let’s just say, Iran had the money, they’d create a weapon, they’d hand it to him, he’s going to shoot it because he’s that nuts.

“We cannot allow that to happen in the world.”

Boykin said he believed the US could launch a strike on North Korea with “minimal casualties”.

“I think they should go after any kind of military stronghold they have there,” he added.

“I believe, if they had to, they might have to bomb the palace or wherever the guy is.

“I know there are rules about assassinations of other countries’ leaders so I think they’ll end up having to figure out a way to internally get him. They’re going to have to capture him or something.”

Trump has faced criticism from LGBT groups over his decision to revoke guidance to US public schools that allowed transgender students to use toilets matching their gender identity.

But Boykin, 39, said he did not feel he represented transgender people.

“I’m not transphobic – I’m fine with that – but I actually don’t believe they belong in the same sector as the LGB,” he said.

“Most transsexuals are actually trying to be a male or a female and when they become male or female they actually try to have a straight relationship.

“They have their own movement. They have their own thing which is fine.

“I don’t represent them. I don’t endorse them or condone them. I just feel like they have their own thing.”

Equality California, which campaigns for LGBT rights, said Gays For Trump was “far out of step with the vast majority of LGBT community members”.

The group’s executive director, Rick Zbur, said: “Transgender people have always been part of our community’s struggle for civil rights, even before the famous example of Stonewall.

“Just as their daily contributions enrich American society as a whole, transgender people have fought alongside lesbians, gay men and bisexuals for our full equality.

“To suggest that they are somehow separate from the rest of our community isn’t just offensive, it presents ‘alternate facts’ that fly in the face of reality.”

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