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In his latest man-on-the-street video, Austen Fletcher, or “Fleccas,” attended Los Angeles’ Pride Parade to see if he could get anyone to agree that “Trump’s not that bad.” His effort was met overwhelmingly with declarations of “F*** Trump!” and the dismissal of any facts suggesting Trump was trying to help the LGTBQ community in any way, including his global effort to end the criminalization of homosexuality.

The video, the latest in his “Trump’s Not That Bad” series, begins with Fletcher asking Pride paraders what Pride means to them.

“Pride is all about showing your inner-self, saying you love somebody without being judged,” says one guy in a black leather speedo and black wings. “It’s about unity, diversity, and having love for your fellow man — whatever they’re into, you know,” says one enthusiastic guy. “Just loving each other no matter what,” says one girl. “Pride is all about love. Period … You don’t have to be anything except yourself this weekend,” says one guy named Maxton.

But when Fleccas asks participants what they think about Donald Trump, the tone changes dramatically. “F*** Donald Trump,” says Maxton. When Fletcher asks the same question of a “furry” draped in a rainbow flag, he has a similar response: “F*** Donald Trump! He can burn in hell! … He can burn in hell for trying to get rid of trans!” The furry’s comment inspires a response from somebody in the crowd: “F*** Donald Trump!”

In fact, the “F*** Donald Trump!” line was apparently the most popular response of the day; Fleccas shows participant after participant declaring it into the camera.

When Fleccas asks one guy what he’d do if he told him that there are some things Trump’s done that are “pretty good,” he responds, “I’m not going to listen to you.” When he provides some examples, the response doesn’t get much better. Fletcher notes that Trump is putting pressure on governments that criminalize homosexuality, particularly in the Middle East, but even this pro-LGBTQ action is not celebrated by respondents, who make clear that, no matter what, Trump is not doing enough.

“Is he fixing all of the problems?” one guy asks in response. “Well, he’s an idiot,” says another in response to the decriminalization fact. “He doesn’t understand people. He undersands Donald Trump and that’s it, so it’s a personal vendetta.”

As NBC News reported in February, the Trump administration has launched “a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s still illegal to be gay”:

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

“It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct,” said a U.S. official involved in organizing the event.

Fletcher also speaks with a self-described “gay conservative” man, who describes being outcast by the LGBT community for failing to fall in line politically and ideologically.


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  1. Ticked

    June 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    NO COMMENT: People can see for them self all of the none thinking people their for what really good for them by having President Trump in office..

  2. Josey

    June 14, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Other than spewing the hackneyed liberal hate lines, what actual proof do these people have that Trump is anti-LBGTQ? I keep listening for something tangible but as far as I can see Trump has been pretty moderate on the issue. Maybe they think he should dress up in a bikini and high heels, dye his hair purple and make a fool of himself like they do.

  3. Granny

    June 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    F**k Trump coming from a guy who is walking around in a thong and a women, I think, who doesn’t know how to dress herself. I’ve lost all respect for the gay community. They want to be accepted and listened to and you can’t get past all their private part flying in your face. They remind me of the hippies from the 60’s who did the same thing. We didn’t give them any respect then and we’re not going to change our minds now. Difference is most of them grew up and joined society again. According to that picture, their way beyond that. They have taken the gay community and put them in the toilet. Time to flush this era like we did in the 60’s.

  4. J

    June 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Why do gay people have to look so disgusting. We all have the same private parts just like them, but they want everybody to see theirs. It is just so gross.

  5. SJ

    June 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    I’m sorry, but no one straight or gay, should be walking in a parade like that. That don’t have a clue what pride is about.

  6. rosi d

    June 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    These folks give gay people a bad name and just make life harder for them gay people don’t act like that and these faggots are putting a harmful stereotype on them

  7. Shari Early

    June 14, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    When being gay means you hate everyone that doesn’t agree with you then they need to ban these so called pride parades. If they aren’t accepted it’s because of their nasty attitudes and trying to shove it down others throats. I don’t care how you identify but you act like a fool and spread hate I don’t want anything to do with you. My stepson came out and I love the kid but he doesn’t feel the need to constantly harp on it nor does he feel the need to act like an idiot at some pointless parade.

  8. Linda

    June 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I would like to see the black leather speedo and black wings freak and his boy toy walk down a street in Memphis. LA is full of this weirdness, but in this city, these freaks of nature would be well advised to stay out of sight.

  9. Pat

    June 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I’m not supporting a group who are proud of their deviant behavior. I’m sure for some it’s about love. But for most it’s all about their love of unnatural sex. People have a right to do whatever is legal in their own homes. I just don’t want to see it. It’s sickening to me. I have no fear of those ‘lettered’ people. I’m not a homophobe.

  10. Haley

    June 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    And we are supposed to take these people seriously? A bunch of drunken idiots engaging in debauchery.

  11. LST

    June 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Have your local queer neutered & castrated, maybe that would cure their sickness.

  12. fred H SMITH

    June 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm


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