Following tweets this morning from President Trump on transgender military service, Transgender Law Center executive director Kris Hayashi issued the following statement:
“President Trump today tweeted highly inaccurate and offensive statements about transgender people, citing the ‘disruption’ our existence creates to try to set military policy. Sadly, this is just one in a series of his attacks on our community – one of the most dangerous this week being his continued push to rob millions of people of health care, which would be a death sentence for many transgender people who rely on the Affordable Care Act for basic preventative care and life-saving treatment.
While it’s far from clear that Trump can even set policy by tweet, we know that he uses his tweets to distract from very real, disastrous policy moving forward in Congress, like the attack on our health care. Combined with his assaults on immigrants, people of color, Muslims, and so many other members of the transgender community, Trump’s actions today are just one more sign that he will do everything in his power to harm us. Transgender Law Center will not waver in our continued organizing and legal resistance to his agenda.”