After 2020 I was about done with Donald J. Trump.
His presidency was strong in some ways: He was of course infinitely better than Hillary Clinton, he did some good work, and I'm glad he was in the White House for those four years.
But for a variety of complex reasons I was ready to move on to someone new for 2024.
Then he goes and does this:
Former President Trump, in a video released Tuesday on his social media platform, vowed to punish doctors who provide gender-affirming health care to minors if he is reelected next year, wading into a contentious debate that has captured the attention of state and federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
In the nearly four-minute-long, straight-to-camera video, Trump outlined his plan to "protect children from left-wing gender insanity," unveiling a slate of extreme policy proposals targeting transgender identities, including a federal law that recognizes only two genders and bars transgender women from competing on women's sports teams.
Of course, phrases like "gender-affirming health care" and "transgender women" are extremist progressive gobbledygook, so you just need to take Trump's words at face value: He's going to move to stop hospitals and doctors from butchering and poisoning confused young men and women in the name of gender ideology.