President Donald Trump was criticized this week for his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Late-night hosts joined activists, politicians, journalists and military members on Wednesday night in their criticism over Trump's plan, which he announced through a series of tweets earlier in the day.
Trump tweeted that the U.S. government "will not accept or allow" transgender people to serve "in any capacity" in the military. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory," he wrote. "And cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."
Jimmy Fallon invited transgender comedian Patti Harrison on NBC's Tonight Show to share her thoughts: "As a trans person, it's hard to articulate exactly how I feel," said Harrison. "But I guess if I had to describe it, I'd say, 'Donald, you are so stupid. You are so stupid.'" She added: "I don't even think Trump knows what transgender means — he probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots."
James Corden turned to music on CBS' Late Late Show to criticize Trump's announcement. He sang a parody of the song "L-O-V-E" with the letters "LGBT."
"How is their disruption worse than Trump's corruption, why's it such a crisis, thousands willing to fight ISIS," Corden continued in his tuxedo and tophat. "LGBT we love all of you," he sang, waving a rainbow flag.
Earlier on CBS, Late Show host Stephen Colbert came to the conclusion that the president is "really off his meds."
"Today, he went from crazy to cruel," Colbert said, reading Trump's tweets announcing a transgender military ban, which ended in "thank you." "Thank you? F— you," responded Colbert, to loud applause from his audience.
Samantha Bee shared a similar (word-for-word) sentiment on TBS' Full Frontal for Trump's sign-off in his tweet. "Thank you? F— you," she said.
“Firing thousands of active-duty service members during the big push against ISIS is Trump’s version of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ He didn’t ask anyone if it was a good idea and didn’t tell anyone he was doing it,” said Bee.
The Daily Show's Trevor Noah broke down Trump's tweets, as well as his history with the LGBTQ community (and his history of forgetting parts of the acronym).
The host also had two transgender military veterans on his show to speak about the ban. "The past administration made a lot of strides in order to lift this ban," said Joey Whimple. He said individuals felt "that safety net to come out" and now the "carpet is being completely pulled out from underneath" leaving a question of uncertainty.
Source : http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/late-night-lately-hosts-react-mooch-trumps-military-plans-more-1024344