Twice impeached, disgraced Donald Trump has said that teachers should not be allowed “to teach transgender to our children” without permission from their parents, in his latest comments about transgender people.
Trump made the remarks during his keynote speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Policy Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday and also criticized what he described as “gender ideology.”
The former president is weighing in on an issue that has rapidly become a major point of contention for Republicans: discussions of gender and sexual identity in the classroom.
“Pushing woke gender ideology, think of it, on young people, is nothing less than child abuse,” Trump said.
“No teacher should ever be allowed to teach transgender to our children without the parents’ consent, and I don’t think too many people are gonna be giving that consent. Not too many,” the former president said.
During his speech in Nashville, Trump also said that politics had become a “religion” for “the radical left” and that it “has warped their sense of right and wrong. They don’t have a sense of right and wrong. True and false. Good and evil.”
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Trump has made direct reference to discussions of gender identity in schools. He made very similar remarks at a rally in Wyoming on May 28.