Crystal Griner, the lesbian Capitol Police officer who helped stop June’s mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice, was awarded a Medal of Valor by President Trump.
The Medal of Valor, the highest honor that public safety officers can get, was given to Griner and four other officers on Thursday 27 July.
However, many are talking about Trump kissing Griner on the cheek after awarding her the medal, which is seemingly inappropriate.
Maybe Trump’s forced kiss on openly gay Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner was part of Pence’s conversion therapy https://t.co/5UkzOTMd3R
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) July 28, 2017
This is Sexual Harassment!!! Crystal Griner or any witness can sue! https://t.co/oGfy2Dzmi9
— Lambda Weddings (@LambdaWeddings) July 28, 2017
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KISS CRYSTAL GRINER? But then shake hands with all the men? https://t.co/uEFYEhHYyS
— Kristin Johnson (@KSuzJ) July 27, 2017
I guess if Crystal Griner can brave a stream of oncoming bullets, she can handle a kiss from creepy, sexist, anti-LGBT Trump, but EEEEEWW!!! https://t.co/QQeaeucIIO
— Nicole Lockney (@holyspacemonkey) July 27, 2017
Trump doesn’t understand personal space does he? Crystal Griner reached out for a handshake & he came in for a kiss on the cheek. #backup
— Carey Parks (@Carey1972) July 27, 2017
45 gave Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner a kiss on the cheek… no, just no.
— Shannon Mayo (@sgraceworld) July 27, 2017
Now why did trump just kiss Crystal Griner? bet he doesn’t do that with the men
— PaganChild (@PaganChild) July 27, 2017
Others found it ironic that Griner, who is openly gay, was given this award on the same week that the Trump administration has started to roll back civil rights protections based on sexual orientation.
WH honors Crystal Griner the same week Trump promotes anti transgender policy & DOJ approves of stripping LGBT ppl of workplace protections
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 27, 2017
Seeing hero Crystal Griner on crutches have to shake Trump’s hand on the week he tries to take away her LGBT rights is particularly galling.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) July 27, 2017
Crystal Griner looks thrilled to be on stage with the guy who will eventually dissolve her marriage with a tweet pic.twitter.com/PnYKtQL9ff
— Dave Sirus (Brick) (@DaveSirus) July 27, 2017
This fraud @realDonaldTrump presenting Crystal Griner with the Medal of Valor, but says it’s ok to fire her for being gay. Hes disgusting.
— Anthony Nicodemo (@coachNicodemo) July 27, 2017