Gay journalist bursts with tears on air because of Trump

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A gay African-American journalist Jon Snow from Channel 4 summed up how a lot of people are feeling during one of his TV interviews. He interviewed Jonathan Capehart, an opinion writer for The Washington Post, in front of the White House, when he raised the prospect of change under a Trump administration. Snow said: “Can I ask you one last question. You are a gay, black, Washington Post columnist, very respected… is this your America? Are you worried that it may become another America?”

Mr Capehart responded: “That is a very powerful question, Jon, and it moves me almost into silence. The election of President Obama was a great moment for this country, and now we stand two months away from…” His voice broke off as he fought back tears, soldiering on, “…from all that disappearing. As an African-American, as an openly gay man, and as an American, this frightens me.”

Mr Capehart said: “I have had occasion to meet Donald Trump, I’ve interviewed him, after the whole birther controversy. He was warm, he was charming, he was engaging. The man who ran for President over the last 15 months is not that man, and that is why I, and so many people, are afraid and praying for this nation.”

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