Donald Trump Says LGBT Voters Like Him 'Very, Very Much'

Following the Orlando attack, he's upped his courtship of gay voters.

ByABC News
June 16, 2016, 9:24 PM

— -- Donald Trump celebrated the one-year anniversary of his entry into the presidential race tonight with a rally in Dallas, continuing his recent courtship of the LGBT community in the context of the Orlando massacre.

"The LGBT community —- these are people that had a place —- this was a place of safety," he told the crowd, calling the attack at Pulse, a gay nightclub, an example of "what one sleazebag can do," referring to gunman Omar Mateen.

Trump said the "LGBT community is starting to like Donald Trump very, very much lately," and claimed that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, accepts donations from Middle East countries, which oppress LGBT citizens and women.

"As far as gays are concerned they throw them off buildings. They kill gays in these countries. So you tell me who's better for the gay community or for women than Donald Trump."

He also slammed Clinton's position on gun control.

"The end result will be she will abolish the Second Amendment -- just remember that," Trump said of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "Bernie is better on that issue than her from our standpoint."

Trump said that President Barack Obama "to a large extent, blamed guns" for the tragedy in Orlando, adding "I'm going to save your Second Amendment folks."

Trump then returned to his proposed immigration ban from countries that have links to terror.

"We have to stop people with hate in their heart from coming into this country," he said.