‘Child Abuse’: Trump Presents Plan to Stop ‘Mutilation of Our Youth’ in the Name of Transgender Identity

In the buildup to the 2024 presidential election, former President Donald Trump has begun laying out his campaign platform.

On Wednesday, the former president released a video condemning the radical Left’s gender ideology and plans to protect children from experimental transgender surgeries and procedures.

“The left-wing gender insanity being pushed on our children is an act of child abuse, very simple,” the former president began. “Here’s my plan to stop the chemical, physical, and emotional mutilation of our youth.”

Trump called for the rescinding President Joe Biden’s “gender-affirming care” policies, which involve putting children on “puberty blockers,” transforming their bodies through cross-sex hormones, and committing surgeries on minors.

Trump plans to replace this program with an executive order to cease all federal programs that promote gender transitioning at any age. He also plans to urge Congress to stop taxpayer-funded gender transition surgeries and ban minor sex surgeries in all 50 states.

“I will declare that any hospital or health care provider that participates in the chemical or physical mutilation of minor youth will no longer meet federal health and safety standards for Medicaid and Medicare and will be terminated from the program immediately,” Trump continued. “Furthermore, I will support the creation of a private right of action for victims to sue doctors who have unforgivably performed these surgeries on minor children.”

Trump also plans to use the Department of Justice to investigate pharmaceutical companies’ potential cover-up of minor sex-transition surgeries for profit and the marketing of unlicensed drugs to children.

“My Department of Education will inform states and school districts that if any teacher or school official suggests to a child that they can be trapped in the wrong body, they will be faced with severe consequences, including potential civil rights violations for sex discrimination and the elimination of federal funding,” Trump said. “As part of our new credential body for teachers, we will promote positive education about the nuclear family, the roles of mothers and fathers, and celebrating rather than erasing the things that make men and women different and unique.”

Trump will also urge Congress to pass legislation that affirms there are only two genders, enforce Title IX to ensure men are not participating in women’s sports, and stop any individual changing a minor’s sex without informing the child’s parents.

“No serious country should be telling its children that they were born with the wrong gender, a concept that was never heard of in all of human history,” Trump added. “It was all when the radical Left invented it, just a few years ago.”

Trump concluded the video by promising to end the “madness” of transgenderism, once and for all.

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Michael Ippolito


Michael Ippolito is a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation.

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