An article in the NY Post this morning reported that Trump's advisers are suggesting he dance with long time Republican Caitlyn Jenner at the Inaugural Ball. They're saying it would assuage the LGBTQ community and allay their fears.
Most readers of this blog will probably recoil at this suggestion, and Trump himself probably would as well, but it's not a bad idea.
Trump spent most of the campaign being attacked for being too enthusiastically heterosexual, so it's not as if anyone will suspect he's switched teams.
It's also not as if Trump is some back country rube who despises all gays. He's a big city billionaire who has brushed shoulders with all types. Dollars to dimes his Trump Tower apartment -- done up in Louis XIV -- bears the touch of a gay man:
(Any man who can bear to live in an apartment like this ought to be able to grit his teeth through one dance with another man. No one's asking him to kiss Jenner.)
Trump, unlike both Hillary and Obama, was never publicly against gay marriage.
It would allow Trump to appear magnanimous, the kind of guy who can rise above himself. And if there's ever been one person who needed to rise above the fray, it's that compulsive Tweeter Trump, who thus far has found no target too small to savage.
It would be interesting to see how the MSM reacts. They, of course, see only the bad and never any good in Trump, but what could they say about this? They might even have to swallow their bile, because putting the dance in a negative light would make them appear "unenlightened," something they couldn't stand.
Of course, there's never any underestimating the hypocrisy of the Left. They took great delight in referring to the Tea Party as "tea baggers," idiom for the gay practice of placing one's scrotum in the mouth of a sexual partner. Had the roles been reversed, the Left would have screamed homophobia.
Keep in mind, Bruce/Caitlyn himself might be somewhat revolted by this. My information may be old, but as of about a year ago, Bruce/Caitlyn had not had the operation, meaning he's still physically male, and from what I understand, he was still dating women even after he came out.
A dance with Jenner would also provide a contrast to Obama, who never publicly dared do anything like this, because in his case it would have made people wonder.
In any case, I hope Trump does heed his adviser's counsel, and if he does, manages to do so with an air of forbearance and even a grin, rather than a grimace.
Update, a few hours later: my son tells me I'm absolutely crazy to recommend this. I'm starting to wonder if maybe he's not right.