The difference between Obama and Trump's stance on LGBT+ people in two tweets

Greg Evans
Wednesday 05 June 2019 11:15
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During his interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, Donald Trump attempted to defend his controversial position on transgender people in the US military.

The Trump administration attempted to impose bans on all transgender people serving in the US military back in 2017, with the US Supreme Court officially allowing the restrictions to resume in January of this year.

As June marks Pride month around the world, Trump was quizzed on this divisive stance against trans people and claimed that he opposes them serving their country because of the number of drugs they take.

They take massive amounts of drugs, they have to, and you’re not allowed to take drugs.

I’m proud of them, but you have to have a standard, and you have to stick by that standard, and we have a great military and I want to keep it that way.

Trump's quotes appear to be based on an unclear amount of figures and statistics which he has referred to before.

Trump's stance flies in the face of a tweet that he posted on May 31 where he expressed his solidarity with LGBT+ people, a tweet which Morgan, in all fairness, called him out as a complete contradiction of his military ban.

Meanwhile, Trump's predecessor in the White House, Barack couldn't have been more different and clear in his support of transgender people.

Just hours before Trump's comments on Good Morning Britain, Obama retweeted a bisexual Sikh man named Jiwandeep Kohli who expressed how fortunate he felt to be able to express his identity

In his retweet, Obama thanked Jiwandeep for everything that he is doing to help spread equality and also complimented him on his fetching turban.

In response, people praised Obama for this simple and heartfelt message, while others criticised Trump's hypocritical comments on trans people.

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