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“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Ends Transgender Students Protections (VIDEO)

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The View Donald Trump Trangender Students

By Shari Weiss |

The View Donald Trump Trangender Students

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On Thursday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump ending protection for transgender students. Watch below.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Wednesday Trump’s administration said it would stop instructing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. On the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg called this a “big reversal of a campaign promise made by you-know-who,” since the president said while campaigning that he would protect LGBT citizens. The moderator asked, “What’s the message to transgender Americans and to trangenders kids? Isn’t it hard enough to be in high school or grammar schooling identifying in a different way than other people see you?”

Sara Haines agreed, saying, “A lot of the people against it are talking about danger or fear when, in actuality, the statistics support the fact that it’s the transgender kids that are being bullied and hurt right now… We’re talking about the most vulnerable people in our society.” Joy Behar noted, “His surrogates always point to, ‘Oh, a predator could go in disguised as a woman’ or something. That is what you call anecdotal evidence… That is not scientific evidence.”

Goldberg stressed, “They’re just trying to go to the bathroom, y’all,” and even suggested, “the straight people are the people you need to be worried about.” Behar also thought Trump’s adimistration was “appealing to the religious right.” And Goldberg went on to argue, “I think a lot of people would like to hide behind religion with this, but Jesus never threw anyone away.”

Jedediah Bila also admitted, “I was disappointed in Donald Trump with this.” She was happy during the campaign when “he stood up for the LGBT community,” explaining, “That was very important to me as a former teacher, having seen some of these students.” But now the president has changed course, and she rejects the argument that this is about states’ rights. “You have to remember to think about civil rights and constitutional rights,” she said, adding, “I’m deeply concerned about children who are facing these challenges.”

She also said that education secretary Betsy DeVos should have resigned if she disagreed with the policy change, as reports have claimed. Behar further complained, “How about the fact that Donald Trump has yet again lied to the American people?” Bila responded, “He’s not running the show.”

Goldberg agreed, insisting, “Nobody who’s running this country’s name starts with a D or ends with a T.” Check out the video below.

 


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