Documentary filmaker and left-wing activist Michael Moore says transgender military members affected by President Donald Trump’s new policy barring them from service should simply “refuse to leave.”
In an appearance Wednesday on The Late Show, Moore and host Stephen Colbert discussed President Trump’s announcement that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.
“He announced it today just by fiat,” Colbert said. “Didn’t talk to anybody, didn’t tell anybody. No lawyers, didn’t talk to the military, just got up this morning and said, ‘You know, let’s get those folks,’ and just tweeted it and there’s no implication of what it means. No one knows. Nobody’s answered any questions.”
Not mincing his words, Moore called the move “disgusting” and said transgender solider are among America’s bravest military members.
“What is so disgusting about this is, if you are transgender trying to get by in this society, I couldn’t think of any more brave people to have defending this country than transgenders,” Moore said.
Asked what transgender servicemen and women should do in response to Trump’s new policy, Moore said they should “refuse to leave.”
“Just say, ‘We’re not going anywhere. Come get us,’” Moore explained. “What we have is a commander in chief who is trans-Siberian. That’s maybe the bigger problem.”