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Gay Couple Who Supports Donald Trump Harassed Online After Interview

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After appearing on video at a rally, the two men say they received critical messages and even death threats.

A viral video of two gay men at a rally supporting Donald Trump has led to online backlash against the men, even death threats.

Dewey Lainhart and Cody Moore spoke with The Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini during an Oct. 13 Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two men, who told Bellini they were a couple, said they supported Trump because of the candidate's promise to bring in more jobs.

The video has more than 200,000 views on Facebook and more than 900 comments. Online viewers called the couple "idiots," "rednecks," and "dumber than dirt."

In a follow-up call with Bellini, the couple said they were getting death threats and told not to leave the house or go to any gay clubs.

Lainhart, who is engaged to Moore, told Bellini he's not shaken by the reactions and said "I do carry [a gun] ... because I love the Second Amendment."

Trump's record on LGBT issues is murky at best. His running mate, Mike Pence, has consistently voiced opposition to same-sex marriage and protecting LGBTs from discrimination throughout his service as Indiana's governor.

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