Before Trump banned transgender people from serving in military, here's who praised him as pro-LGBTQ

Before Trump banned transgender people from serving in military, here's who praised him as pro-LGBTQ

››› ››› BRENNAN SUEN

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on July 26 that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in the military. Media outlets have praised Trump in the past for being “pro-gay rights” and “LGBT-friendly.”

Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military

Trump bans transgender people from serving in military. In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump said that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in the military. Trump continued, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” [The New York Times, 7/26/17]

Media figures have repeatedly praised Trump for being pro-LGBTQ

[Politico, 6/15/16]

[The Washington Post, 8/10/16]

[MSNBC.com, 8/17/15]

[Business Insider, 6/13/16]

[The Wrap, 7/21/16]

[The Associated Press, 7/21/16]

[Tribune Media Wire, 1/23/17]

[Washington Examiner, 7/25/17]

[The Associated Press, 7/22/16]

ABC's Jonathan Karl called Trump “the most pro-gay rights" Republican candidate ever. [ABC News, World News Tonight, 6/17/16 via Media Matters]

NBC News described Trump as “one of the more LGBT-friendly” Republicans. [NBC, NBC Nightly News, 4/22/16 via Media Matters]

Fox News’ John Roberts said Trump had “become a champion” of LGBTQ rights after Republican National Convention speech. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 7/22/16, via Media Matters]

CBS’ John Dickerson: “It's extraordinary the distance the Republican Party has traveled” on LGBTQ issues.  [CBS, CBS This Morning, 7/22/16]

MSNBC’s Mark Halperin: Trump’s speech at Republican National Convention made it “one of the biggest days ever” for the Republican Party and gay rights. [MSNBC, Morning Joe, 7/22/16]

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