President Trump- who ostentatiously refused to issue an LGBT Pride Month Proclamation in June while lauding Ocean Month and National Home Ownership Month, among others- has skirted the slight by issuing a new proclamation for HIV Testing Day while making no mention of those most affected by it and- presumably- most in need of his advice:
The full text is here.
Or maybe the President is warning those he thinks most in danger: straight men.
Compared to his past episodes of "braggadociousness" it's a fascinating glimpse of the President's closet of anxieties.
Torn between the urge to lunge with hands to "grab some pussy" and the fear of what he might find if he caught it, HIV and AIDS apparently exist only as things he worries women will communicate to him.
As People reported last October,
In an unearthed interview from 1997, Donald Trump claimed he was a “brave soldier” for avoiding STDs during his single years in the late ’90s.
“It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave solider,” Trump said in the interview when Howard Stern asked how he handled making sure he wasn’t contracting STDs from the women he was sleeping with.
The business-mogul-turned-politician elaborated on the fact in the interview, calling women’s vaginas “potential landmines” and saying “there’s some real danger there.”
Also appearing on Stern’s show in 1993, Trump bragged about his promiscuous lifestyle while single and stated that men who didn’t go to Vietnam didn’t need to feel guilty because dating during the AIDS epidemic in the ’80s was also dangerous.
“You know, if you’re young, and in this era, and if you have any guilt about not having gone to Vietnam, we have our own Vietnam — it’s called the dating game,” Trump said to Stern in a 1993 interview. “Dating is like being in Vietnam. You’re the equivalent of a soldier going over to Vietnam.”