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“The View” Reacts To Donald Trump Transgender Military Ban

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The View Trump Transgender Ban

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The View Trump Transgender Ban

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On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump banning transgender people from serving in the military. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, this morning Trump announced that transgender people cannot serve in the U.S. military “in any capacity.” He was immediate hit with a backlash among Hollywood stars on social media. Now on the ABC talk show, the panelists also blasted the president.

“Do you remember during the campaign when the new guy was waving the flag for LGBTQ rights on the campaign trail?” asked Whoopi Goldberg. “It’s kind of another promise broke.” She noted that today’s announcement comes on the 69th anniversary of President Truman desegregating the military. “This is almost to the letter, with the exception of medical, it’s the same B.S. that kept the military segregated,” Goldberg said.

Jedediah Bila expressed, “My instinct is always to say this is the military, I want the strongest, the best. I don’t care if that’s a man, a woman, a transgender person.” Sunny Hostin noted that transgender service members aren’t just on the frontlines, but also doctors and in other non-combat positions. Goldberg further wondered how the Trump administration will “tell” who is transgender, and asked, “And what are you going to tell people that are in there right now?”

Sara Haines pointed out the sacrifice made by those who wish to serve, asking, “How dare we say you can’t?” Hostin added, “How dare he say that?” Bila, however, suggested there’s a “cultural issue,” because, while she disagrees with this sentiment, military personnel have said supposedly said that having LGBT members “lowers their morale, this makes this harder for them and it makes people nervous.”

Goldberg responded that that’s the “same exact argument” against having blacks integrated with whites in the military. If there’s a question as to whether a specific individual “can defend me while I’m fighting, that’s one thing,” she argued. But if it’s just about their skin color, or whom they choose to love, or their gender identity, that’s another she asserted.

And Haines point-blank declared, “People need to get comfortable and deal with it.” Check out the video below.

 


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