Oh lordy, never go full Cher.
We thought there might have been a glimmer of hope for the pop star’s sanity a couple of months ago, when she appeared to realize that Americans should spend a little more money on homeless citizens than on illegal immigrants from Central America. Apparently, though, the spark of sanity was not enough to start a fire. Maybe the pressure to hate Trump and Republicans out in California is greater than the desire to think straight. That would explain Cher’s latest tweet, in which she warned her gay followers that if Trump were to win a second term in office, it could be the beginning of an LGBT holocaust.
Apparently Cher was incensed by a BuzzFeed story that noted the seemingly-positive fact that President Trump was the first U.S. President in history to officially recognize LGBT Pride month. Naturally, the “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer found a way to turn the story into a slam on Trump.
“Trump’s 1st Republican Pres.2 Acknowledge LGBT Pride Month. IF trump WINS 2020,HE’LL BE 1ST 2 STRIP U OF’ALL’PROTECTIONS,& PUT U IN INTERNMENT CAMPS‼️HE’LL PUT HIS✋ON UR SHOULDER & STICK HISIN UR BACK.WAKE UP & SMELL PAIN,HIS BASE WANTS U GONE,” Cher said.
Wake up and smell pain, indeed.
On Friday, the White House made this extraordinary statement in support of Pride Month: “As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.”
See, Trump is about getting stuff done. His administration is going after these totalitarian (often Islamic) nations that don’t just have national debates about whether or not men can use the women’s bathroom, but actually put gay people to death in heinous fashion. Trump is going where the real work is. He’s putting tremendous U.S. pressure on backwards countries where the penalty for being gay is not being teased in high school but being stoned to death in the public square. And for this stance, he has to hear from some loser about how he’s going to set up concentration camps for LGBT people? Come off it.
Someone should put Cher in an “internment camp.” Or, if you like, you can call it by its usual name, which is “school.” Her bizarre tweets suggest a stunning lack of education. Start with phonics, move on to spelling, and then we’ll see what else awaits. You’re never too old to learn, Cher. Take a week off Twitter and crack open a book.