Whitehouse: Trump Transgender Military Ban a ‘Shiny Object’ to Distract From Russia

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) argued President Donald Trump’s tweets saying that transgender people won’t be allowed to serve in the military appear to be the president being mean to a vulnerable group to distract from Russia.

Whitehouse said that Trump’s tweeted statement “doesn’t have the aura of seriousness. It looks like he’s trying to throw yet another shiny object out there to distract people from what’s going on with Russia. And as usual, when he throws a shiny object, he figures out a group that he thinks is vulnerable and just tries to be mean to them.”

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