President Trump has accidentally helped fund an LGBT rights group that has threatened to battle his administration’s agenda.
The incoming President commissioned a special cake for his inauguration on Friday from Buttercream Bakeshop in Washington DC.
The cake, which appeared to be a direct replica of Barack Obama’s inauguration cake, is thought to have cost around $1000 – and was personally cut by Trump and VP Mike Pence.
The bakery, owned by Tiffany MacIsaac, confirmed in a statement that they had made the cake – and that all of the profits will be going to the Human Rights Campaign, to fight for LGBT equality.
They wrote: “Excited to share the cake we got to make for one of last night’s inaugural balls. While we most love creating original designs, when we are asked to replicate someone else’s work we are thrilled when it is a masterpiece like this one. [Celebrity baker] Duff Goldman originally created this for Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago and this years committee commissioned us to re-create it.
" The Best part is all the profits are being donated to Human Rights Campaign, one of our favorite charities who we have loved working with over the years.
HRC has vowed to resist any attempt by the Trump administration to pare back LGBT rights protections enacted by Barack Obama, while the group has also vowed to battle the anti-LGBT First Amendment Defence Act, which Trump has pledged to sign.
Commenting after the inauguration, HRC President Chad Griffin said: “When Donald Trump took the oath of office, he vowed to be a servant for all Americans. We will hold him to that oath.
“It is more important now than ever before for us to organize, mobilize, and fight in solidarity against hate and any attempts to roll back the rights of LGBTQ people.
“No matter who sits in the Oval Office, HRC won’t back down an inch in the fight for full equality and the equal dignity of each and every American.”
He added: “If President Trump truly believes in uniting the country, now is the time to make clear whether he will be an ally to the LGBTQ community in our struggle for full equality. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our community and our progress.”