President Trump’s Interior Secretary’s daughter Jennifer Detlefsen, like her father a Navy veteran, excoriated Trump over his ban on transgender members of the military, saying “This veteran says sit down and shut the f-ck up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of sh-t.”
“This man is a disgrace. I’ve tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable,” read a public Instagram post by Detlefsen shared around the time of Trump’s announcement of the ban on Twitter last month, according to the Billings Gazette. She also used a hashtag, #itmfa, that is an acronym for “impeach the motherf—er already.”
According to the Billings Gazette:
The comments began circulating among national advocates for LGBTQ rights and one of them shared a screenshot of the Instagram post with the Missoulian on Friday, the day Trump signed the order making the transgender ban official.
Interior Press Secretary Heather Swift declined to make Zinke available for an interview or to provide an immediate statement Friday night.
“This is not a matter related to the Department of the Interior so I cannot offer you a statement,” Swift wrote in response to a reporter’s request.
She later added, “Family members are not elected officials and deserve privacy and respect.”
Trump on Friday signed a presidential memo instructing the Pentagon to implement his ban on transgender individuals attempting to enlist in the military.