Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump on LGBT rights on Thursday night, saying Americans will have to “make it clear where our country stands” in the 2018 midterm elections.
“I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said during a speech at The Center, an LGBT support organization, where she was receiving an award.
In her address, she warned that certain LGBT protections and rights gained under the Obama administration may be at risk of falling by the wayside under Trump’s leadership.
“We’ve learned something important. That the progress that we fought for, that many of you were on the front lines of and that we celebrated and maybe even taken for granted, may not be as secure as we once expected.”
She hammered the Trump administration’s decision to roll back federal guidelines instructing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, saying her “heart broke” from the move and urged supporters to look ahead to the 2018 midterm elections to “make it clear where our country stands” on LGBT.
— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2017