Texas Guv Skewered For Bizarre Tweet About Obama’s Trans Bathroom Order

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May 17, 2016 2:54 p.m.

Twitter users skewered Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday after he unfavorably compared the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom accommodations to the moon landing under former President John F. Kennedy.

The White House sent a letter last week to public schools across the country directing them to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
Conservatives railed against Obama’s letter, including Abbott, who said that the President was “trying to cram down as many parts of his liberal agenda on the United States of America as he possibly can.”

Here’s what he tweeted:

The Texas Observer’s Andrea Grimes quickly pointed out that Abbott misgendered trans women in his tweet:

Other Twitter users roundly mocked the governor for the bizarre tweet:

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