We’re used to Donald Trump making some questionable statements, but his latest musings are eyebrow-raising even by his standards.
During a two-hour speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday night, the former US president spoke about how basketball player LeBron James could get sex reassignment surgery in order to play on women’s sports teams.
As first reported by Business Insider, Trump told supporters at the ‘Rally to Protect Our Elections’ that, if he were the coach of a female sports team, he would only recruit trangender athletes.
He then suggested that the Los Angeles Lakers star could "get the operation".
The MAGA commander in chief told the throng: "We all like to win. If I were a coach, I tell you, I wouldn’t be talking to too many women as we know women. I’d be getting some of these people that ... they’re women," he rambled.
He went on: "Somebody said that if LeBron James ever decided to get the operation, how would he be on the court?”
James identifies as male and has never publicly expressed any wish to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
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