Star Trek icon and LGBT rights activist George Takei took to Twitter this evening to mock Trump for declaring today in Pittsburgh the “he considers himself a ‘blue collar’ worker, in a certain way.” Trump’s remarks came at the same rally in which he proclaimed he was “great, great” friends with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and accused rapist Ben “Big Ben” Roethlisberger, in a subversive affirmation that he is in no way remorseful over and in fact proud of his sexual assaults, which he admitted to in a recently leaked audio tape.
Takei, who is openly gay, wrote that:
At a speech today in PA, Trump said he considers himself “a blue collar worker, in a way.” Right. That’s like me claiming I’m a ladies man.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 10, 2016
The only blue collar Trump has ever worn was part of a suit (made in Mexico) that he hangs up in his gold-gilded penthouse. As Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton remarked:
Never heard of a “blue collar worker” losing nearly $1 billion in a year and cheating hundreds of other workers in the process. https://t.co/ln1cqSnoTV
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 10, 2016
Watch Trump’s remarks here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.