Watch Trans Comedian Patti Harrison Obliterate Trump's Military Ban On 'The Tonight Show'
News has been decidedly grim on Wednesday following a multi-tweet announcement from President Donald Trump that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve openly in the military. Luckily though, Americans had something to smile about later on Wednesday night when Tonight Show correspondent, transgender woman, and comedian Patti Harrison roasted Trump and his ban in a short but hilarious segment.
First, she started with a comfy jab at his ego:
She also covered how unsurprising it was to see a bigoted, anti-trans move come from his administration:
From there, Harrison said that while she doesn't have any personal interest in serving in the military, it should obviously still be a right for trans people:
Though, she still had a few more jokes about Trump's questionable knowledge of the nuance of gender and the experiences of trans folks. At one point, she wondered if Trump even knows "what transgender means" and posited that he might think they were "those cars that turn into robots."
Then she really brought it home/took us all to church with a shout-out to trans military heroes (like Kristin Beck) in the same breath as an absolutely flawless (and scathing) read of Trump's behavior:
Since we all need to laugh a little as we fight against bigotry, Harrison's jokes couldn't have come at a more perfect time.