You should probably sit down. This astounding bit of dumbfuckery may knock you off your feet.
As per the press pool report, Donald Trump just said this.
I have great respect for the community… I think I’ve had great support, or I’ve had great support from that community. I got a lot of votes. But the transgender, the military’s working on it now… It’s been a very difficult situation and I think I’m doing a lot of people a favor by coming out and just saying it. As you know, it’s been a very complicated issue for the military, it’s been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I’m doing the military a great favor.”
Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson summed it up perfectly:
Trump thinks he's doing people a favor by banning transgender people from the armed forces pic.twitter.com/0e6BPLyxoy
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) August 10, 2017
Does respect look like stopping 15,000 trans service members from doing their jobs? https://t.co/FPPAsktaQS
— GLAAD (@glaad) August 10, 2017