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Seth Meyers dumps on Trump for picking on transgender kids

Seth Meyers dumps on Trump for picking on transgender kids

Seth Meyers has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump.

Late night talk show host Seth Meyers slammed US President Donald Trump and his administration for not supporting protections for transgender kids in school.

In a segment Thursday (23 February) on NBC’s Late Night Meyers asked: ‘What are you doing?

‘As I understand it, you were elected to bring jobs back to the U.S. Now you don’t want to let transgender kids use the bathroom of the gender they identify with? Do you think that’s why the auto industry went to Mexico? For the bathrooms?

‘First you demonize Muslims, then immigrants, and now the transgender community. Hey, just because you want to bring back coal mining doesn’t mean you have to bring back everything from the 1800s.’

Trump’s administration this week rescinded federal guidelines put in place last year to protect transgender students at school – including when it comes to using the bathroom.

Meyers reminded Trump that during his campaign for the presidency, he claimed to be a friend of the LGBTI community and even posed with a giant rainbow pride flag at one event.

‘During the election, you told the LGBT community that — and I quote — “I will fight for you.” Did you not mean to include the word “for”? There’s apparently this fear that transgender kids are using [these rights] as a ruse to sneak into restrooms and grab people by the genitals, but if you’re looking for the kind of person who would do that, you need to look no further than the Oval Office.’