President Trump’s skirmish with Attorney General Jeff Sessions was briefly sidelined in the news Wednesday when the former tweeted some major military news. He is reversing an Obama-era policy that allowed transgenders to serve openly in the military.
Lawmakers immediately condemned it as cruel and unusual. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said it is “discrimination, plain and simple.” A New York city council member called it “hate.”
Others called Trump a hypocrite, referencing his remarks from last year where he pledged to serve the LGBTQ community.
Yet, the latest polls suggest Americans are not quite as outraged as their elected representatives. A Rasmussen Reports survey from June revealed that “just 23% of likely U.S. voters think the U.S. military’s decision to allow openly transgender people to serve is good for the military.”