Donald Trump vows to ‘keep men out of women’s sports’ and has Lia Thomas critic onstage in CPAC speech
Donald Trump attacked LGTBQ+ people during his speech from the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, claiming that “left wing lunatics” were encouraging drag shows in schools and unfair competition between women and transwomen athletes.
“School prayer is banned, but drag shows are allowed to permeate the whole place,” Mr Trump complained.
“You can’t teach the Bible, but you can teach children that america is evil and that men are able to get pregnant,” he continued.
The president also briefly welcomed Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer who has been critical of University Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who is trans, for competing in the women’s division.
“We will keep men out of women’s sports,” Mr Trump said in his speech, misgendering trans athletes like Ms Thomas.
Onstage, Ms Gaines claimed it “takes a brain, common sense, and fifth grade biology-level understanding to realise this is blatantly unfair.”
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