Trump bans transgender troops to divert attention from growing Sessions scandal

Donald Trump today announced a ban on transgender American serving in the US military.

Trump not only reversed President Obama’s earlier decision permitting trans troops to serve, Trump even surprised his own military leaders who were not involved in the decision, and who had previously signed off on letting trans people serve.

Why did Trump do this? To divert conservative attention from his growing war with Attorney General Jeff Sessions — conservatives love Sessions, and are increasingly angry at Trump for trying to force Sessions to resign — and to help Republicans at the ballot box in 2018. Donald Trump is now using the American Armed Forces for politics.

Here is my report:

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  • Holliday

    This is the nature of the way politics works. When there is something that needs “dealt” with, the president or whomever will find a small issue in the heartland of America and make it a HUGE public debate that stirs up emotions and takes the attention away from what is really going on behind the scenes. President Obama did this several times when he was pushing his agendas through without the people knowing and bypassing congressional approval. He would get on television and remark about the Black Lives Matter campaign that was spreading awareness and would add just enough emotion to his speech to cause hurt feelings and start pitting Americans against Americans. It was the 1970’s all over again with the Black versus White controversies and the Media took off and ran with it like a child a Christmas with a new toy. If the Political leaders had to have stayed out of the affair, the movement would have stayed at small peaceful protests and justice would have been served to those that were due. It is all smoke and mirrors in the White House.

  • Martha Bartha

    It’s a Scandal?

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  • What’s the point of pushing ENDA when we don’t even have the votes to get it out of committee. We’ll need both houses of Congress and the White House for that to happen and that’s at least 2021, at the earliest.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Democrats aren’t for ENDA becasue they’re not for equality. Democrats proved their bigotry with your DOMA, your DADT and your actions to ensure the passage of Prop 8 as well as your your record of 40 plus years failure to pass equality measures.

    Democrats pigheadedly continue to deny LGBTQ equality with your inaction. Democrats and Republicans are united in their opposition to ENDA. There are no excuses for that.

    So we get this from your Republican brothers and sisters” “Morning Mix
    Trump administration, intervening in major LGBT case, says job bias law does not cover sexual orientation
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/27/trump-administration-intervening-in-major-lgbt-case-says-job-bias-law-does-not-cover-sexual-orientation/?utm_term=.a290cebb2f47

  • minidriver

    Twitler’s also upset that Congress said that taking care of transgendered troops takes away money from his precious wall.

  • No one is even pushing ENDA any more. This is what happens when folks want to redefine LGBT as meaning immigration, poverty, Palestinian rights, and every other non-LGBT issue out there. They stop focusing on the actual LGBT issues. ENDA is dead until the nouveau LGBT community decides it wants to start focusing on actual LGBT issues again.

  • Bill_Perdue

    The LGBTQ communities need a robust Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which the bigots in the DP/RP have refused to pass for decades.

    “President Trump’s “abrupt announcement” banning transgender people from the military “seemed to stun military leaders,” even though Trump said in a series of tweets that he consulted with “my generals and military experts,” BuzzFeed reports.

    “At the Pentagon, the first of the three tweets raised fears that the president was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other military action. Many said they were left in suspense for nine minutes, the time between the first and second tweet. Only after the second tweet did military officials receive the news the president was announcing a personnel change on Twitter.” Teagan Goddards Political Report

  • nikto

    They can’t. It’s in the gop DNA.

  • nikto

    Gotta’ shore-up that base. I would think the KKK is pretty upset by T’s treatment of Klan-Boy.

    Gotta’ throw ’em a bone.

  • Demosthenes

    I suspect in your heart you know Trump doesn’t care about anyone. Trump has no policy views. His one firm belief is helping himself. As a lying con man, he is utterly unconcerned what he says 6 months, 6 days, 6 hours, 6 minutes, or 6 seconds ago on any issue. Anyone who believed Don the Con on this, or any issue, is a gullible “mark”.

  • margaretpoa

    I’ll put up my (transgender) military service against that draft dodging, traitorous, orange shitgibbon any time of any day. And while you were grabbing p*ssies, I was keeping YOU safe. I would challenge you, Il Duce Arancia, but I’m sure the Secret Service wouldn’t want you to get beaten up by a girl.

  • It’s just so sick jumping on LGBT issues. I thought the gop had started to give up on those. At least to a degree.

  • Demosthenes

    Spot on piece. It’s a typical Trump gambit to divert attention from his plan to fire Sessions and Mueller, and the ongoing effort by the GOP to destroy health care in our country for tens of millions so the rich can get a tax cut.

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