Jimmy Fallon Asks Transgender Comedian Patti Harrison To Weigh In On Trump's Military Ban

"He probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots."

Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that he intends to ban transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity" sparked backlash from transgender veterans and allies alike, who spoke out against the president's decision.

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon took a humorous approach to the controversy, but instead of merely delivering his own jokes during Wednesday's monologue, he also welcomed another funny guest who could offer some relevant perspective — transgender comedian Patti Harrison.

Considering Trump's track record when it comes to LGBTQ rights, Harrison wasn't exactly surprised by the news.

"When I saw the headline this morning, at first I just read, 'Donald Trump bans transgender people,' and I was like, 'Yeah, that sounds like him,' " she told Fallon. "But then I realized it was just in the military, and I was shocked because I assumed he already did that."

Harrison went on to say that, while she doesn't want to serve in the military herself, she wants "the right to serve," providing a helpful comparison: "I don't want to go to your baby shower, but I want the invite."

She went on to suggest that perhaps Trump doesn't even know what "transgender" means, suggesting, "He probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots."

On a more serious note, Harrison mentioned Kristin Beck, a retired Navy SEAL with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, as just one of the many transgender men and women who have served the country. Beck herself called Trump's announcement "disturbing."

Watch Harrison's conversation with Fallon in the video below:

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