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"Gay Is Not Normal," Says Trump Spokeswoman 

"Gay Is Not Normal," Says Trump Spokeswoman 

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The Republican presidential nominee has tried to convince voters that he is a "friend" to LGBT people, but his spokeswoman's views may trump his.

"Gay is not normal, accept that," Katrina Pierson, now the official spokeswoman for Donald Trump, tweeted back in 2012. A harmless tweet, she claims, now that it has been unearthed from her archive byBuzzFeed News.

Pierson, who was working for Ted Cruz's U.S. Senate campaign at the time, was responding to a Twitter user who asked her about same-sex marriage.

Trump's spokeswoman provided BuzzFeed News with a statement regarding the tweets, saying it was a "long reach to go back to 2012 to try to create a new hit piece and call it relevant."

"You'll also find that as a grassroots volunteer for multiple campaigns, it's quite common that Twitter is a platform to promote/defend the policies and values of the candidates at the time. Many times, it's about engaging trolls which can lead to humorous and sarcastic banter," Pierson told BuzzFeed News reporter Dominic Holden, who had asked her how the tweets square with Trump' claim to be LGBT-friendly.

"I'm sure you'll also find that the positions/values of the candidates are not necessarily a sole reflection of the individual promoting or supporting said candidate," she said, adding, "Therefore, there is nothing to square."

Trump has never supported marriage equality, despite his public proclamations that he supports the LGBT community. Trump has called himself a "real friend" to LGBT people. During his speech at the Republican National Convention, the presidential nominee addressed the LGBT victims of the Orlando shooting, saying, "I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology." Though Trump connected the attack that left 49 dead at a nightclub in Orlando to ISIS, many outlets, including The Washington Post, have reported that shooter Omar Mateen may not have known the difference between ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Hezbollah.

Trump's claim that he plans to "protect our LGBTQ citizens" clashes with the GOP's platform, which has been dubbed "the most anti-LGBT ... in the Party's 162-year history" by the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group.

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