Trump says he’s doing the US military “a great favor” by…

Trump says he’s doing the US military “a great favor” by banning trans people, thanks Putin for expelling US diplomats

  • Trump gave himself a hearty pat on the back Thursday for trying to drum transgender people out of the U.S. armed forces, saying he’s “doing the military a great favor” by clearing up a “complicated” issue.
  • Trump said he has “great respect” for the transgender community and claimed he “got a lot of votes” from its members.
  • But the president, who announced his plan to bar trans men and women from the service in a late-July tweet, said he deserves accolades for tackling the “confusing” matter head-on.
  • At the same press conference, Trump also expressed gratitude to Russia’s Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats. Read more (8/10/17 5:30 PM)