During a “Gay Rights”/Juneteenth Parade in Fort Lauderdale, a man drove his pickup truck into a crowd killing one and injuring another. It was immediately denounced as a “terrorist attack” against the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some of the comments:
• 2 hit by truck that was aiming for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s car, a person is dead. “This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community…deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was targeted against a specific person,” say authorities.
• Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was the apparent target of an assassination attempt by a man who ran his truck through a Pride Parade in Florida.
• “This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community,” Ft. Lauderdale mayor Dean Trantalis said. “This is exactly what it is. Hardly an accident. It was deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was targeted against a specific person. Luckily, they missed that person, but unfortunately, they hit two other people.”
Even after the facts came out that it was an accident and that the man who drive his truck into the crowd was wearing a “Gay Pride” shirt, had a rainbow flag in the bed of his truck, and was a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, some in the media and the LGBTQ+ community continued to push the false narrative for political purposes, even blaming the affair on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.