Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Mayor: Trump Cultists Called Me “Faggot And Pedophile” At My Voting Location [VIDEO]

Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Mayor: Trump Cultists Called Me “Faggot And Pedophile” At My Voting Location [VIDEO]

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports:

With all the vitriol that has surrounded this election season, there’s another claim of harassment – this time from the mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  He recalled how homophobic slurs were hurled at him while he was at an early vote location at Coral Ridge Mall.  Trantalis is the city’s first openly gay mayor.

“I encountered a number of people who were there on behalf of the Trump campaign who immediately accosted me, calling me pedophile, started calling me a [homophobic slur] and thought it was fun,” he said. He called the people behind it a fringe element.

“I know it’s not the Republican Party. I know it’s just a lot of rabble rousers that are fringe elements of the Trump organization that felt they could come into our city,” he said. “Several were not from our city. They admitted they came from other parts of the state.”

As I reported earlier, that Coral Ridge Mall voting location has been the target of multiple Trump and anti-mask protests.

7 thoughts on “Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Mayor: Trump Cultists Called Me “Faggot And Pedophile” At My Voting Location [VIDEO]

  1. cagjr November 6, 2020 / 16:46

    “I know it’s not the Republican Party. ”
    I beg your pardon Mr. Mayor, but that certainly is the Republican party. They may not be Log Cabin Republicans, but they are the new iteration of the Republican party; the Christian Nationalists, the White Supremacists, and all the Billionaires who support and direct and support them.

    We have met the enemy, and I’ll be damned, it’s them!

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    • Scottie November 7, 2020 / 03:55

      Hello Cagjr. YES !!! Thank you. I get so many people claiming it is only a small part of the Republican party that are deplorable racists bigots. But the rest of the Republicans tolerate them and support them, so what is the difference? Yes there are former republicans who are decent people, but anyone who clings to the mantle of Republican is as bad as the rest of the cult. The former Republican party needs a new name. You said it well. I think we need to be honest about what is happening. The Christian nationalist used a deplorable idiot to nearly take over the country. They nearly got democracy overthrown through the courts and government regulation to create a theocracy. They have gotten close to enforcing their church doctrines in public schools and in civil rights with the fake religious freedom laws.

      What I do not understand is how so many groups support the Republicans against their own interests? The log cabin Republicans? 25% of LGBTQ+ voted for tRump. The latinos that voted for tRump? Latino kids in cages? Poor people voting for multi millionaire Moscow Mitch in Kentucky? The poorest state with the largest amount of people on assistance voted for a guy who refuses to give the people stimulus relief? How do these people reconcile these things? Hugs

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  2. cagjr November 6, 2020 / 16:48

    PS: When you see that sort of behavior it is a representation of the GOP/Fundamental Christians.

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    • Scottie November 7, 2020 / 03:56

      Hello Cagjr. Yes I agree. Scary how deep they are now in the judiciary and the government. Hugs

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  3. inspiredbythedivine1 November 6, 2020 / 17:13

    I’m SHOCKED, I tell you, SHOCKED!!! This is SOOOO unlike Trump supporters and Republicans!!!! Right? Right?!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Scottie November 7, 2020 / 03:58

      Hello inspiredbythedivine1. I know right? How could such a tolerant upstanding party of inclusion be accused of such a thing? Must be fake news. Must be an alternate reality. /s

      I bet a person really good at sarcasm and satire could do a great job on this subject. Can you think of any such person? If that person does do a post on it, I would love a link. Thanks. Best wishes. Hugs

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      • inspiredbythedivine1 November 7, 2020 / 07:31

        Oh, I think such a person will have a few posts up once the race is called for Biden officially. (The wait is KILLING me.)

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