Karine Jean-Pierre tells ‘fierce’ trans kids how proud the White House is that they ‘fight back’

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.

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.”

“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:


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