President Donald Trump’s supporters claim that men face more discrimination than People of Color (POC), women and members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new survey.
Forty-nine percent of people who voted for Trump said that men experience “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination in the U.S., in a poll from YouGov and The Economist, according to The Hill.
Only 41 percent of his supporters said LGBTQ people face a similar amount of bigotry. The numbers are worse for African-Americans and women, with 38 and 30 percent, respectively.
Gays for Trump founder and Republican candidate for North Carolina’s House of Representative Peter Boykin told NBC News “I think we are all being discriminated by each other.”
“Right now, the market is more open for people to be of color or gay,” he said. “The tables now have turned where it’s now hurtful to your personal prosperity to be a plain, cisgender White male.”
Zeke Stokes, vice president of the pro-LGBTQ support group GLAAD, blasted Trump in a statement to NBC, following the results of the poll.
“Since taking office, President Trump has been the bully-in-chief, with egregious attacks including ongoing efforts to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in the military and revoking nondiscrimination protections for transgender youths at school,” he said.
The Hill reports that 11 percent of people who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 said men faced discrimination.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.