Former President Donald Trump blasted Republican Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson after he vetoed a bill that protected children from unconscionable transgender surgeries.
Trump released a statement on Thursday calling the medical treatments “CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN,” closing with “Bye-bye Asa” to signal his disapproval of Gov. Hutchinson’s veto.
NEW Trump statement ripping Asa Hutchinson:
“The lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a Bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN. ‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him!”
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) April 8, 2021
Hutchinson’s veto this week would have prevented transgender minors from irreversible medical treatments said to prevent continued gender dysphoria. The governor claimed the bill was “extreme and over-broad,” and adding to “vast government overreach.”
However, Hutchinson’s veto was overridden by Republican lawmakers in Arkansas. He faced intense criticism from conservatives nationwide, even catching the attention of Tucker Carlson, who featured the governor on his nightly program.
WATCH: Tucker Carlson and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor’s decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature.
Gov. Hutchinson says that the bill “invokes the state” in medical decisions. pic.twitter.com/kwzGtTwtle
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2021
His appearance on Fox News only seemed to fuel his critics.
Trump endorsed his former Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, for Arkansas governor earlier this year. His support for Sanders was among the first public backings of a public candidate since leaving the White House.
Trump has endorsed Sarah Sanders for Arkansas Governor : Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement! pic.twitter.com/ySK1lZDYLL
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 26, 2021
A term limit mandate is preventing Hutchinson, who’s headed the state since 2015, from running again.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth