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Farmgirl1961

(1,494 posts)
Sun Aug 28, 2016, 01:21 AM Aug 2016

Roy Cohn (closeted homophobe) defended Donald Trump in 1973 civil rights lawsuit

Courtesy of America blog:

I was just watching a chilling broadcast on CNN, about the US government’s 1973 civil rights case against Donald Trump.
The case alleged civil rights violations against African-Americans in Trump housing in NYC. You can see a snippet of the video below.

But then something caught my eye. CNN was mentioning how Trump, via his lawyer, hit back hard against the allocations. And I see a name flit across the screen, so I back up the DVR.

-snip-

For anyone unaware, Roy Cohn was a hated man. He was Senator Joe McCarthy’s right-hand man during the McCarthy era anti-communist witch hunts that destroyed so many lives. But to add to the fun, Roy Cohn was a closeted gay man, who eventually died complications related to HIV/AIDS. But none of that stopped Cohn from destroying the lives of countless gay government employees who he, and McCarthy, drove out of of their careers.

http://americablog.com/2016/08/roy-cohn-defended-trump-1973-civil-rights-lawsuit.html

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Roy Cohn (closeted homophobe) defended Donald Trump in 1973 civil rights lawsuit (Original Post) Farmgirl1961 Aug 2016 OP
He was a closeted gay man, but a quite public homophobe in the 70s & 80s GoDawgs Aug 2016 #1
BTW, the known lefty ROBERT BORK was the Attorney General in 1973. You can look it up! winstars Aug 2016 #2
Fun (term used advisedly) fact: Barbara Walters served as Cohn's beard on many occasions. MADem Aug 2016 #3

GoDawgs

(267 posts)
1. He was a closeted gay man, but a quite public homophobe in the 70s & 80s
Sun Aug 28, 2016, 02:05 AM
Aug 2016

And especially vicious towards people (mostly gay guys in those days) who had AIDS. Particularly pathetic.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised to hear he was Trumpin' up some trouble on behalf of the Turmeric devil.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
3. Fun (term used advisedly) fact: Barbara Walters served as Cohn's beard on many occasions.
Sun Aug 28, 2016, 02:18 AM
Aug 2016

She was aware of his odious reputation, but he, apparently, bailed her father, Lou Walters, out of financial embarrassment and so she felt an obligation towards him owing to his kindness. Her father was an "empresario" who didn't quite understand when the heyday of the nightclubs had peaked, owing to the advent of television.

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