Trump Used Twitter to Announce Ban Against Transgender People Serving in the Military Because He’s an Asshole

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The president of racist, xenophobic, homophobic and transphobic America just announced on social media that he will be banning all transgender people from serving in the military because he’s actively trying to unseat Adolf Hilter as the most hated person in history.


Also, because Donald Trump is a dirtbag, he made the announcement, which will affect some 11,000 transgender people who are actively serving in the armed forces, on Twitter—because of course he did.

At this point, if you don’t hate the guy, you are a soulless hole and a shell of a person.

I. Fucking. Hate. This. Guy.

Seriously, you just snatch the hopes and dreams of people willing to die for this country because you can’t stand the idea of an all-inclusive military. During the 2016 campaign, this lying weasel claimed to be a “real friend” of the LGBT community. In June, he tweeted, “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs,” The Hill reports.


Arguably the most upsetting portion of his earth-shattering tweets is the “thank you” at the end. He acts as if he just mentioned that he won’t be working for the rest of the day because Barron is going go-cart racing. Studies have shown that gay and transgender people face some of the highest rates of workplace discrimination in this country. Many turn to sex work to survive, and the military offered them stability and health care—you know, the promise written in the U.S. Constitution.

And the president of NASCAR lovers just took that away from them in a tweet. There is no word on how Trump’s ban will affect those currently serving or when it will be enacted, but I don’t know why anyone in this country would care about who’s willing to die for our freedoms.


Read more at The Hill.

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And all of it has nothing at all to do with what ‘his Generals’ have to say. I doubt he even brought it up with anyone in the DoD.

This was a deeply cynical move to try to flip house and senate seats in the Rust Belt red by riling up the transphobic backwoods rednecks in rural areas when the Dems (and maybe even slightly left-of-pure-fascist Republican primary candidates) come out in defense of not discriminating in the armed forces.

I would guess that the proposed ban wouldn’t take effect until during or immediately after the midterm elections simply because they know it is unlikely to stand up in court, and don’t want a circuit judge rendering it all irrelevant before the ballots are cast.