Donald Trump misgenders Chelsea Manning

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The President of the United States used a male pronoun as he spoke about the recently freed from prison transgender whistleblower as he made a speech trying to excuse his decision to pardon the hero of the white supremacists Joe Arpaio. He calls the sheriff a great military veteran and says that there were much more people that did not deserve to be commuted. To such people Trump counted Chelsea Manning, commuted by Barack Obama. “President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked countless sensitive and classified documents to WikiLeaks, perhaps and others… a horrible, horrible thing that he did,” said the POTUS. We cannot believe that the person who keeps the whole country under control does not understand that commuting is not actually pardoning. Trump also retweeted a Fox News pundit who falsely claimed Obama “pardoned a traitor who gave US enemies state secrets”. In one of his final acts as President, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Pvt Chelsea Manning, who had been imprisoned in Fort Leavenworth military prison. Manning, came out as a transgender woman in 2013, has been denied the right to transition behind bars, leading her to make several suicide attempts. The prisoner, who was jailed in 2010, had been facing a 35-year prison sentence, but after Obama used executive power to drastically reduced the sentence, it concluded in May.

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