To commemorate World Aids Day, President Trump did not mention the LGBT community a single time while issuing a proclamation.
“Today, on World AIDS Day, we honor those who have lost their lives to AIDS, we celebrate the remarkable progress we have made in combating this disease, and we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat,” Trump said in the statement, which was signed and released online, New York reported.
“Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 76million people around the world have become infected with HIV and 35million have died from AIDS,” he added.
“On this day, we pray for all those living with HIV, and those who have lost loved ones to AIDS.”
World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 and takes place every year on December 1.
This entire talk about the members of the LGBT community, who are largely affected by the virus, was commonplace during Barack Obama’s days in office as well as same with former president Bill Clinton.
“Certain individuals — including gay and bisexual men, Black women and men, Latinos and Latinas, people who inject drugs, transgender women, young people, and people in the Southern United States — are at greater risk for HIV, and we must target our efforts to reduce HIV-related health disparities and focus increased attention on highly vulnerable populations,” Obama said in 2015.