Eric Trump awkwardly described himself as a member of the LGBT community on Fox News, setting off some puzzled reactions.
Media Matters researcher Bobby Lewis, who monitors "Fox & Friends" daily, flagged the exchange, which was prompted by a New York Times column about a lesbian woman who supports President Donald Trump.
"The LGBT community, they are incredible," Eric Trump said, "and you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I'm part of that community, and we love the man."
Eric Trump: "The LGBT community, they are incredible. And you should see how they come out in full force for my fat… https://t.co/KnD51rx0iP— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1601381676.0
Other Twitter users were confused.
@revrrlewis He probably should have told his wife before announcing it on fox.— Bring on 🏀 season (@Bring on 🏀 season)1601381797.0
@revrrlewis WAIT WHAT ...I mean, I think I speak for all of us when I say "no thanks", but I'm still in shock— Radical Liberal Raphael Matos (@Radical Liberal Raphael Matos)1601381765.0
@MacMargi @revrrlewis But we don't want him D:— ErrorStan (@ErrorStan)1601381733.0
eric trump coming out is not the birthday gift this homosexual wanted— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1601382224.0
@revrrlewis Does @EricTrump know what LGBT(Q) means?— Kitty 😷 (@Kitty 😷)1601381891.0
@revrrlewis “Thank you for protecting our neighborhoods, thank you for protecting our cities”... Does he think LGB… https://t.co/IT5DHqVkg0— Lorne (@Lorne)1601381877.0
@revrrlewis Is being in love with your dad gay?— Funferal, a Funeral (@Funferal, a Funeral)1601381773.0
@revrrlewis Tough break for the LGBT community— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@Noble Prize in Sarcasm)1601382637.0
@revrrlewis Playing YMCA at every rally is really working!— Elaine Mills😷 #BLM🌊🗽 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪 🕊🐾 🦖 (@Elaine Mills😷 #BLM🌊🗽 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪 🕊🐾 🦖)1601383530.0
@revrrlewis He thinks the “L” is for “Large Adult Son”.— YogaBitch65, House Atreides 🌊 (@YogaBitch65, House Atreides 🌊)1601382815.0
Is Eric Trump coming out or does he think LGBT stands for Lying Grifters Beating the Tax system? https://t.co/WOmFO0czuF— #TreatKidsLikeKids (@#TreatKidsLikeKids)1601383210.0