Trump Child Care Plan Flips The Bird To LGBT Parents (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Republican nominee Donald Trump is a proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). His party wants to bring back pre-existing condition restrictions as well.

This week, The Donald released his child care plans, and it’s not good.

Check out his Facebook for the entire transcript, but let’s discuss some excerpts.

He mentions that childcare is one of the biggest expenses for some American families. He is proposing to let families deduct child care expenses from their taxes.

It sounds nice… until you get to the maternity leave part. There is absolutely zero mention of men who are parents and need to raise children. Trump said in his speech:

“Finally, our plan offers a crucial safety net for working mothers whose employers do not provide paid maternity leave. … we can provide 6 weeks of paid-maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child whose employer does not provide the benefit. This maternity leave will be paid straight out of the unemployment insurance fund and, again, this safety net will be completely paid-for through savings within the program.”

This childcare plan was partially created by Ivanka Trump. She admitted in an interview with Cosmopolitan that the plan won’t include gay parents who want to adopt.

She tried to dance around an answer, but she eventually admitted:

“Well, those are your words, not mine. [Laughs.] Those are your words. The plan, right now, is focusing on mothers, whether they be in same-sex marriages or not.”

People are expressing their anger at this omission on Twitter:

Here is Ivanka’s tweet about the plan:

With paid parental leave, women could stay in the workforce after the child is born. This would really boost our workforce. I guess the Trumps don’t care about gay or straight male parents. It’s 2016, men and women take care of their children. I’m child-free, but parents of every gender should have equal rights.

Featured image via YouTube screenshot.

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