Courageous Conservatives PAC, the pro-Ted Cruz group that's been warning South Carolina voters of Donald Trump's call to take down the Confederate flag, is also hitting the Republican front-runner on gay rights. In a robocall provided to The Washington Post, CCPAC quotes a question-and-answer session between Trump and reporter Sue O'Connell.
“I’m a lesbian," said O'Connell. "We’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community, through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the last few years. When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?"
"Well, you can,” said Trump. “We’re going to bring people together, and that’s your thing, and other people have their thing."
The CCPAC call goes from there, with a narrator asking what "forward motion" is supposed to mean.
"What's he agreeing to?" he asks. "It's not about tolerance anymore. It's about mandatory celebration. It's about forcing people to bake cakes and photograph gay weddings, forcing clergy to officiate. It's about transgender bathrooms in your child's school. It's about tearing down Judeo-Christian values. It's about tearing down our America. Ted Cruz for president."
CCPAC's spokesman Rick Shaftan said that only "a couple grand" had been spent to try out the call, but it wasn't being ruled out as a radio ad for Super Tuesday states.