Tom Steyer is unlikely to understand his own LGBT asylum policy

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Democratic presidential hopeful billionaire and philanthropist Tom Steyer speaks with the media at the spin room following the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, 2020. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

Billionaire Democrat Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer failed to answer a seemingly simple question about his own comments of LGBT asylum seekers. During the CNN event in October, Steyer had been challenged on whether he would put in place measures to bolster health care access to help LGBT+ asylum seekers . He responded that he definitely would and went into a moving speech about the American nation as an example of dignity and respect shown to everybody, repeatedly emphasizing on the necessity of sticking to these principles nowadays. Being asked the same question just a few months after, Mr. Steyer asked the journalists to remind him what exactly he had said. When interviewer Jeneen Interlandi explained that “you said that you would increase oversight of health care access for LGBTQ [people],” he confessed that he had no clue what it all meant.

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