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Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president.
Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would do to protect LGBTQ rights as president.
Booker also weighed in on marijuana legalization, offering a more comprehensive vision for legalization that would include expunging criminal records and promoting access to the legal marijuana industry for women and people of color.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering in New Hampshire as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama’s early days in office were “a lost window.”
De Blasio called Obama’s pursuit of health care legislation noble but lamented that it played out over a long period and was treated politically as a narrow instead of universal item.
Minutes later, in front of a larger audience at a Concord restaurant, de Blasio praised the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature legislative achievement, calling it “progress.”
The New York Democrat has not decided whether he will run for president, saying a decision would come “sooner rather than later.”
An energetic Warren spoke to a racially-mixed group of about 400 potential voters at Douglass High School in Memphis on Sunday.
She touted her tax on those households with a net worth of $50 million or more. Warren said the tax revenue could help in reducing the cost of housing, health care and child care.