Openly gay football player Michael Sam knows an LGBT ally when he sees one, and Donald Trump isn’t it.
The trailblazing former Rams draft pick was asked by TMZ Sports what he thought of Trump’s comments about Sam when he was optioned by the Rams.
“I’ve heard many people, I’m not even speaking for myself, but I’ve heard many people that thought the display after he was chosen was inappropriate,” Trump said in 2014. “And whether or not it was, I don’t know. But it was certainly out there a little bit.”
Sam called Trump an “asshole,” continuing, “he’s not my ally,” while standing outside the West Hollywood nightclub Bootsy Bellows on Saturday. Trump claimed in a speech following the brutal shooting in Orlando that he was the true LGBT friendly ally because he would protect the country from “radical Islamic extremists.”
Sam noted that Trump’s comments were a long time ago, but that he believes those who care about the LGBT community should vote for Hillary Clinton.