White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had the audacity to praise “fierce” transgender kids who “fight back” on Thursday, the comment coming a little over a week after a transgender shooter killed six people at a Christian school in Nashville, including three nine-year-old children.
“This has been one of the worst weeks of 2023 so far, in terms of anti-LGBTQ bills becoming law in states across America,” President Biden’s spokesperson said at Thursday’s White House press briefing, this being a reference to a growing trend around the country to ban life-altering genital mutilation of young children under the banner of “gender-affirming care.”
“Fourteen states have now banned gender-affirming healthcare, while some of these laws are currently blocked by courts. This is a dangerous — a dangerous attack on the rights of parents to make the best healthcare decisions for their own kids,” Jean-Pierre said, before citing the Human Rights Campaign to further claim that “more than 50 percent of transgender youth in the U.S., which is estimated to be more than 150,000 kids, live in states in which transgender youth have lost access to or at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care.”
“Look, this is awful news. Let’s be very clear about that. LGBTQI+ kids are resilient. They are fierce. They fight back,” KJP added.
KJP: “This has been one of the worst wks…of 2023…in terms of anti-LGBTQ bills becoming law…This is a dangerous, dangerous attack on the rights of parents to make the best health care decisions…LGBTQI+ kids are resilient. They are fierce. They fight back…We are so proud” pic.twitter.com/ILgyXkilEd
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 6, 2023
This came just 11 days after the shooting in Nashville, as Jean-Pierre offered moral support from the White House.
“They’re not going anywhere. And we have their back. This administration has their back,” she said of children suffering from gender dysphoria. “We are so proud of the kids across this country who have organized protests and school walkouts to tell the politicians in their states to stop this legislative bullying.”
The openly gay press secretary appeared to blame Republican lawmakers for affecting the mental health of transgender kids.
“I know that these political attacks can really take toll on people’s mental health, so I want to say directly to LGBTQI+ kids: You are loved just as you are, just the way you are,” she said, before offering information on how to get help.
The rhetoric employed by the president’s spokesperson drew plenty of outrage but Jean-Pierre was expressing sympathy for the trans community three days after the Nashville shooting, claiming they were “under attack.”
JUST IN: Just days after a trans shooter shot and killed 6 Christians, KJP says that *trans* people are the ones under attack.
“Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now.”pic.twitter.com/IqhsQYkcie
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 30, 2023
“A trans person killed three Christian children just over a week ago and now the White House is now telling them to fight back,” State Freedom Caucus Network communications director Greg Price tweeted on Thursday, in response to KJP’s irresponsible rhetoric.
Here’s a quick sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
Stochastic Terrorism from the White House
— Mostly Peaceful Memes (@MostlyPeacefull) April 6, 2023
They did fight back, they have the bodies to prove it.
— John Nason (@jmnason_) April 6, 2023
Seriously? Is KJP “inciting” her demographic to take up arms?
— Bearded Roofer (@BeardedRoofer68) April 6, 2023
Funny they chose that phrasing after spending a year or two claiming that when President Trump says “fight back” or “we have to fight” that REALLY means physically use violence. But when THEY use the same words in the exact same context, it just means use your voice.
— MrsLibertyBelle pronouns: bad/bitch (@MrsLibertyBell1) April 6, 2023
“LGBTQI+ are resilient, they’re fierce, they fight back, they’re not going anywhere.” pic.twitter.com/eXiBDv3sUI
— Truth matters (@1stAmendment777) April 6, 2023
This kind of rhetoric helped cause Nashville… At least by liberals’ own logic.@KJP46 https://t.co/kKCDz5RlKC
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 6, 2023
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