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Donald Trump praised delegates at the Republican National Convention for cheering after he said he would protect LGBTQ people.

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The catch: It took the context of fearmongering about terrorism.

“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist,” Trump said, referring to the attack at a gay club in Orlando last month. It’s worth lingering on the exact circumstances under which Trump offered his protection.

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“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,” he said [emphasis added].

As if LGBTQ people didn’t face those very threats, violence and oppression, in their everyday lives here at home.

The cheering may have caught Trump himself by surprise because he went off-script to congratulate the delegates.

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Trump said, "I have to tell you, as a Republican, it's so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said."

But before Trump saves the LGBTQ community from “hateful foreign ideology,” it may need his protection from his own pick for vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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Pence has opposed laws that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination at work. He opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. And last year Pence signed a controversial “religious freedom” bill that allowed Indianans to deny services to LGBTQ people.