Trump on kids’ transgender surgeries: ‘Under my leadership this madness will end’
‘Mutilations of minor youth’ are ‘child abuse,’ hospitals performing them will be punished
Former president and now-GOP candidate Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to mobilize the full power of the presidency and federal government against gender-transition “mutilations” of children and “left-wing gender insanity” in schools, should he win the White House again.
In a short video speech, Trump vowed to “revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called ‘gender affirming care,'” a euphemism embraced by the media and LGBT advocates – “a process that includes giving kids puberty blockers, mutilating their physical appearance and ultimately performing surgery on minor children.”
“The left-wing gender insanity being pushed on our children is an act of child abuse,” Trump boldly declared.
“I will sign a new executive order instructing every federal agency to cease all programs that promote the concept of sex and gender transition at any age,” he said. “I will then ask Congress to permanently stop federal taxpayer dollars from being used to promote or pay for these procedures and pass a law prohibiting child sexual mutilation in all 50 states. It’ll go very quickly.”
Trump’s no-nonsense plan would not only overturn Biden’s trans policies, but also take on the widespread promotion of radical gender ideology in schools.
“My Department of Education will inform states and school districts that if any teacher or school official suggests to a child that they could be trapped in the wrong body, they will be faced with severe consequences, including potential civil rights violations for sex discrimination and the elimination of federal funding,” he said.
The speech is “red meat” for Republicans on an issue that unites conservatives of every stripe: opposition to transgender radicalism, which is largely perceived as exploiting and harming vulnerable youth and victimizing girls who are forced to compete in sports against and share locker rooms with biological boys who “identify” as girls – all in the name of “trans rights.”
Trump pledged to ask Congress to pass a law affirming just two genders: male and female, and which would “also make clear the Title IX [banning sex discrimination in schools] prohibits men from participating in women’s sports.” In November, a U.S. District Court struck down Biden’s attempt to stretch Title IX to include “gender identity.”
The former president laid out a series of directives that would punish any hospital that performs or encourages “gender transitions” among youth: “I will declare that any hospital or health care provider that participates in the chemical or physical mutilation of minor youth will no longer meet federal health and safety standards for Medicaid and Medicare and will be terminated from the program immediately.”
He said as president he would “support the creation of a private right of action for victims to sue doctors who have unforgivably performed these procedures on minor children.” One well-known “detransitioner,” Chloe Cole, who had her breasts surgically removed to appear like a man before renouncing her “trans” “identity,” is suing Kaiser Permanente-affiliated hospitals and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for allegedly having “performed, supervised, and/or advised transgender hormone therapy and surgical intervention” on her when she was between 13 and 17 years old.
Trump promised that under a second Trump administration, his Department of Justice “will investigate Big Pharma and the big hospital networks to determine whether they have deliberately covered up horrific, long-term side effects of sex transitions, in order to get rich at the expense of vulnerable patients – in this case, very vulnerable.
“We will also investigate whether Big Pharma or others have illegally marketed hormones and puberty blockers, which are in no way licensed or approved for this use,” he said.