Watch Comedian Patti Harrison Hilariously Respond to Trump's Stupid Trans Military Ban

Patti Harrison is a comedian who has appeared as a correspondent on Comedy Central and Seriously TV, and also a transgender woman. On Wednesday, she appeared on The Tonight Show to respond to Trump’s tweets about discriminating against trans people in the military. You can skip past Jimmy Fallon blabbing in the above video above to around minute three, when Harrison says she wasn’t too surprised to hear Trump had banned transgender people, because that sounded like something he would do. Then, she joked, “I realized it was just in the military, and I was shocked... because I assumed he already did that.”

“Now, I don’t necessarily want to serve in the military,” continued Harrison. “But I want the right to serve. It’s like, I don’t want to go to your baby shower, but I want the invite. But you know, I don’t even think Trump knows what transgender means. He probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots.”


Harrison then mentioned retired Navy SEAL Kristin Beck, who is trans and was awarded both a purple heart and a bronze star as an example of people who will show up to defend the country. Still, Harrison said she gets what Trump means when he says transgender people in the military are a disruption.

“If you constantly draw attention to yourself, spend all day distracting everyone and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, the perfect job for you isn’t the military, it’s the president of the United States,” she explained.

What a delight she is. Here is Harrison reviewing exotic animals:

Here she is doing Diane Lane cosplay in front of Sigourney Weaver:


Let’s enjoy this talented, hilarious person getting some of the attention she deserves.

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