I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
Does winning the boob vote obligate someone to act as Boob in Chief? Donald Trump appears to think so (if “think” isn’t too strong a word).
His freshest (at least until tomorrow) idiocratic move is to ban transgender persons from serving “in any capacity” in the United States military. It calls into question the service of perhaps two thousand to ten thousand transgender persons now serving. President Trump has likely saluted a few of them guarding his golf courses and pimp palaces, using a technique he aped from the movies, diligently having avoided any military service of his own. With this act he now offers the one-finger salute that comes far more naturally to him, while mouthing “thank you for your service.”
Get ready for hilarious exaggerations about the “billions” of dollars this is going to save the nation, and the radical improvement to the readiness of the military to deploy to any and all of the combat theaters this President will blunder us into given half a chance.
Only a month ago the United States Secretary of Defense, who actually knows something about the military and supports transgender individuals joining, said he needed “at least” six months more to determine whether that service might somehow impact it negatively. Mr. Trump couldn’t wait that long to throw another bone to his base.
But like gays and their long-time ban before, transgender persons too have served honorably and courageously as patriots, without the “disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” as the President claims.
The history of sexual disruption in the United States military hasn’t been about personal identity, but rather about people like the President himself, who embrace sexual assault as a lifestyle choice.