Speculation is he did this to please the "God hates fags" sociocon base he may be alienating by attacking Jeff Sessions.
US Joint Chiefs blindsided by Trump's transgender ban
Conservatives lobbied White House on transgender policy but total ban wasn't what they asked for
[C]onservatives who lobbied the White House say they were pushing only to prevent the Pentagon from paying for medical costs associated with gender confirmation -- not an outright ban.
Democrats say they're ready for a culture war as Trump bans transgender people from military service
Meanwhile, the AG Fyodor been crapping all over for days came through for him with a bit of his own gay bashing (broadly speaking) to please the Trump base.
DOJ files amicus brief that says Title VII does not protect sexual orientation
His DOJ has entered the lists in a court case on the side of the gay bashers.
Strictly, the DOJ is right, I think.
The Justice Department filed an amicus brief Wednesday saying that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover employment "discrimination based on sexual orientation."
The DOJ filed the brief in the case of Donald Zarda, who had filed suit against his former employer Altitude Express in a case that questions whether sexual orientation is included in Title VII's protections.
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
Zarda was a skydiving instructor who said he was fired after disclosing his sexual orientation to a customer.
He died in a skydiving accident before the case went to trial, and executors of his estate have continued the lawsuit on his behalf.