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Ivanka Trump Said She Was ‘Proud to Support’ LGBT Americans. Her Dad Just Banned Them From the Military

July 26, 2017, 2:37 PM UTC

There was plenty of liberal outrage on social media Wednesday morning following President Donald Trump‘s announcement that transgender individuals will be barred from military service. But his announcement also ran up against the public remarks of a key member of his inner circle: his daughter and assistant to the president Ivanka Trump.

Not even two months ago, the First Daughter tweeted her support for transgender and gay Americans, noting their “immense contributions to our society and economy.” The same day she posted in support of Pride Month.

A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump did not immediately comment Wednesday morning.


Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner reportedly encouraged Trump to uphold Obama-era discrimination protections for LGBT federal contractors, but didn’t speak out publicly when the White House revoked protections letting transgender students use the public school bathroom of their choice.