Trump Appears Unaware of Administration Efforts to Decriminalize Homosexuality

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was caught off guard by a question about his administration’s reported plans to decriminalize homosexuality around the globe. “Mr. President, on your push to decriminalize homosexuality, are you doing that? And why?” a reporter asked the president. Trump made the reporter repeat the question before answering, “I don’t know which report you’re talking about. We have many reports.”

NBC News reported this week that U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, was leading the “global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay,” according to unnamed U.S. officials.