Not surprisingly, Donald Trump took the predictable heat from progressives after he tweeted his thanks in June to the LGBT community for its support. However, his tweet also garnered more than 50,000 likes.

Can one person’s utter disgust with Trump and the GOP negate those tens of thousands of likes? It took him more than a month to react, but California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who would like to be elected the state’s governor in 2018, unloaded on Trump and the GOP Monday afternoon in a series of tweets in which he accused Trump of, well, a lot.

If Elizabeth Warren thinks her Twitter broadsides against Trump have been brutal, she needs to take notes.

Honestly, we don’t remember that at all, but we do remember when the Democrats made the Orlando terrorist attack (or “tragedy,” if you prefer) about everything but Islamic terrorism, exploiting it to reignite their gun control push and choosing to hold a 25-hour temper tantrum on the House floor to keep “potential” terrorists from purchasing firearms.

If Newsom is suggesting that lying and making promises that aren’t going to kept makes one unfit for office, the Democrats had better put up a surprise nominee at their convention in Philadelphia.

Should we also put aside the fact that the Democrats have put together the “most progressive” platform ever when it comes to taxpayer-funded abortion without limits? Probably.

That’s laying a lot at the feet of Trump personally, considering that each party has its own platform committee that meets to hammer out the exact working to present at each party’s convention. Was Hillary Clinton in attendance as the Democrats drafted their party platform, or was she too campaigning?

And here we go …

So, Omar Mateen (a registered Democrat, by the way) slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, a soft target that he personally staked out and selected, but the real threat to the LGBT community is Donald Trump and the GOP? Could it be the NRA is catching a break in this Twitter rant?

Once? Reminder: the Democratic nominee for president herself once opposed same-sex marriage. But in 2013, Clinton and husband Bill issued a joint statement praising the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton himself had signed into law in 1996.

So let’s not pretend conversion therapy is a cornerstone of the GOP platform, and recognize that it is likely to generate less discussion than transgender bathroom access. Hopefully the party will focus on that non-threat of Islamic terrorism.

Could the Republican platform be more progressive? Certainly — but it would never satisfy the demands of Democrat critics; that’s one of the reasons there are two parties.