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