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Trump Dragged After Tweeting ‘Paris Is Burning’


Maybe he's a secret fan of Pepper LaBeija?

After Donald Trump used the phrase "Paris is burning" in a tweet about the economy, social media users took the opportunity to educate the president and his followers about the queer-themed documentary of the same name.

Most likely Trump's tweet on Monday sought to influence economic decisions by the Federal Reserve and to reference Europe's economy, as well as the yellow vests protests that have roiled France.

But could he have been mentioning the landmark film about drag ball culture in late-'80s New York City that remains a cultural touchstone for the LGBTQ community? Trump did spent much of the 1980s in the Manhattan club scene hanging out with Roy Cohn, a gay man (though a self-hating one).

Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy retorted: "Accidentally mentioning Paris Is Burning is the closest that Trump has ever gotten to supporting LGBTQ people."

Then, there was an LGBTQ pile-on.

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