Remember when Donald Trump’s RNC convention invited Peter Thiel to explain that LGBT rights are Republican rights too? Remember the rainbow flag? Meet Tennessee state senator Mark Green, whom Donald Trump wants as secretary of the army
Green, who once interviewed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein while serving on the Special Operations team that captured him, has suggested that being transgender is a disease and sponsored legislation in Tennessee that critics say would allow businesses to discriminate against their own employees on the basis of sexual orientation. He also suggested last fall that while most millennials are accepting of transgender people, he wanted to be a “light” that set the record straight.
“If you really want to bring this back to who’s at fault, I mean we gotta look a little bit inwardly,” he said. “I mean, we’ve tolerated immorality and we’re not reflecting light.”
It’s almost as if Trump – with the help of Jeff Sessions, Scott Pruitt, and Tom Price, among others – is running a typical GOP government.