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Sarah Sanders urged to resign over trans military ban ‘misinformation’

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been urged to resign by GLAAD over comments she made about Trump’s transgender military ban.

There have been increased calls for Sanders’ resignation since the Mueller report was released yesterday, which found that she had misled reporters about Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey.

Sanders reportedly admitted to having made multiple false statements to reporters about his firing and suggested that “countless” FBI agents had lost confidence in him.

GLAAD said Sarah Sanders spread misinformation to reporters about the trans military ban

GLAAD yesterday joined calls for Sanders to resign from her role as press secretary in the White House. The LGBT+ organisation tweeted a link to a video in which reporters asked her questions about the trans military ban when it was first announced.

In the tweets, GLAAD said: “The White House Press Secretary’s role is to keep the public informed about the most powerful office in the world. The position shouldn’t be held by someone who lies to the press.

“When Trump first tweeted about his ban on transgender service members, @PressSec spread misinformation about the ban without batting an eye.

“The White House Press Secretary’s role is to keep the public informed about the most powerful office in the world. The position shouldn’t be held by someone who lies to the press.”

– GLAAD

“@PressSec – it’s time for you to turn in your resignation,” the LGBT+ group said.

The video the organisation linked to shows Sanders responding to questions from reporters shortly after Donald Trump announced his transgender military ban on Twitter.

In the clip, Sanders said: “He’s also voiced that this is a very expensive and disruptive policy and based on consultation that he’s had with his national security team came to the conclusion that it erodes military readiness and unit cohesion and made the decision based on that.”

Sarah Sanders urged to resign over trans military ban 'misinformation'
Sarah Sanders (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The post Sarah Sanders urged to resign over trans military ban ‘misinformation’ appeared first on PinkNews.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/19/sarah-sanders-resign-trans-military-ban/

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