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James Corden Blasts Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban In 'Late Late Show' Musical Number

'L-O-V-E' becomes 'L-G-B-T' in James's new song.

27/07/2017 10:40 BST

James Corden has laid into US President Donald Trump’s plans to ban transgender people from the military… through song.

On Wednesday (26 July), Trump faced a huge backlash from the LGBT+ community and its allies when he revealed - on Twitter, no less - that “transgender individuals” would no longer be able to serve “in any capacity” in the US military.

He claimed: “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender [people, we think he means ’transgender people’] in the military would entail. Thank you.”

In a musical skit on his US talk show, ‘The Late Late Show’, James Corden has now blasted the plans, in a parody of ‘L-O-V-E’ titled ‘L-G-B-T’.

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During the song, James brands Trump’s latest move “dumb” and accusing the President away of taking away “rights we all deserve” from transgender people.

Watch the skit in full below:

While his talk show is usually centred around celebrity interviews, irreverent sketches and taking famous people for a drive from time to time, James has repeatedly taken time out to address serious issues on the air.

Earlier this year, he replaced his opening monologue in one episode with a special message for the people of Manchester, in the wake of the bombing at the M.E.N. arena in May.

Months prior, he’d also delivered a heartfelt speech about the terrorist attack in Westminster, claiming: “When something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away, what you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”

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