Trump has taken his transphobic beliefs to a new level after declaring that he would be banning transgender service men and women from the military.
Tweeting his new legislations, because apparently, that’s how presidents decide to declare life-changing and harmful law changes, Trump announced that after consultation with “military experts” the US would no longer allow trans people to serve on the basis that their medical costs burden the US government.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Obviously, this absurd, ill-calculated and transphobic idea was immediately met with hostility by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rob Delaney.
Banning transgender people from serving our country is simply wrong. We should be so grateful to anybody who wants to serve!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 26, 2017
Another person who decided to use his platform to shut down this dumb idea was James Corden on his chat show, The Late Late Show with James Corden.
The lyrics read:
"L he doesn't care for Lesbians.
G he thinks two men should just be friends,
B to his dumb knowledge is just a phase in college,
T he finds confusing so the army is now refusing
Trans women who only want to serve,
Trans men who want rights we all deserve."
So hey, a spoof video isn’t going to save the lives of trans people, who face discrimination every single day of their lives with 41 per cent having attempted suicide, but using pop culture to show support will hopefully show Trump that the people he represents do not support his decision.
F U Trump. Get in the sea.