TV Ad Aims to Pressure Trump on Transgender Military ServiceMarch 6, 2018 |
by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Activist groups are turning to television ads — including on President Donald Trump’s go-to station, Fox News — to pressure the White House into allowing transgender people to keep serving in the military.
Trump has vowed to ban transgender troops from serving. He’ll be able to see the 30-second commercial as of Friday, when it starts airing on Fox, CNN and MSNBC morning shows. It uses a series of quotes from Trump, a former senior military leader and several Congress members who were in the armed forces to argue that all qualified Americans should be able to serve.