“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” has a response for President Donald Trump’s controversial military ban.
On Wednesday, Trump announced transgender citizens were not allowed to serve in the country’s armed forces. As a result, Fallon and company have responded to the ban with an important video.
Transgender comedian and “Tonight Show” correspondent Patti Harrison spoke out about how the LGBTQ community is responding to Trump’s ban.
“As a trans person, it’s hard to articulate exactly how I feel, but I guess if I had to describe it, I’d say, ‘Donald, you’re so stupid. You are so stupid. You’re lucky you’re so hot,'” she started her speech.
“Now, I don’t necessarily want to serve in the military, but I want the right to serve, you know,” she said. “It’s like, I don’t want to go to your baby shower, but I want the invite,” the comedian joked.
“And yet, Trump says transgender people in the military would be a tremendous disruption. And I get it. If you constantly draw attention to yourself, spend all day distracting everyone and cost tax payers millions of dollars, the perfect job for you isn’t the military. It’s the president of the United States,” Harrison went on to say.
Trump tweeted about the ban on Wednesday morning, declaring that allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military would be a “burden” and “disruption” due to tremendous medical costs.
“The Tonight Show” wasn’t the only late-night talk show to take on Trump’s controversial ban. Stephen Colbert also addressed the news in his monologue on Wednesday’s edition of “The Late Show”.
On “The Late Late Show”, host James Corden slammed Trump in a special song for LGBT troops.