Highlights: White House briefs press after announcing transgender ban

Hours after President Donald Trump announced his intention to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military on Wednesday, incoming White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the podium to take questions from reporters.

The transgender service member ban prompted an immediate outcry from gay rights activists and earned a rebuke from several Republican lawmakers, too.

Here are the highlights of the briefing.

• Trump will donate this quarter’s salary to the Education Department.

Sanders told reporters that Trump, who has pledged to give away his $400,000 annual salary, will donate $100,000 from this quarter to the Department of Education.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made an appearance to thank Trump for the gift, which she said would go toward a science, technology and math program.


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