The crock at the end of the rainbow

In these bleak times, this should bring an appropriately savage smile to your face: River Clegg at the New Yorker imagines Trump as a soldier…. here.

I’m glad I’m not serving with any trans people, otherwise I would forget how to do soldier stuff. Like fighting! Fighting is the main thing I do as a soldier, O.K.? I carry a machine gun for fighting, and it’s the best machine gun. But I would forget how to shoot it if I were near a trans person.

But I’m very pro-trans, believe me. Maybe the most pro-trans person in history. Not only that, I’m pro all the other letters in “L.G.B.T.Q.” I’m pro-lesbian, I’m pro-gluten, I’m probiotic. I’m pro everything except trans people being treated like regular, non-trans people. That’s where I draw the line.

If you want more commentary on Trump’s odious proposed ban, and the viper’s nest of prejudice that surrounded it, try here and here and here.