The announcement promoted hundreds of people to protest outside the White House.
A two page letter is due to be sent to all public schools in the US, stating that the guidelines set by Obama are being withdrawn because it did not get public vetting, caused confusion, lacked extensive legal analysis and created legal challenges.
The letter offers no guidelines other than that â€śschools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.â€ť
The Washington Post reports that during Trumps speech at the Republican convention - which took place shortly after the shooting at a gay club in Orlando - while accepting his partâ€™s nomination he stated â€śAs your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens,â€ť then adding a critical qualifier, â€śfrom the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.â€ť
He then appeared to back down on this and speaking of the trans student bathroom debate in April told Fox News â€śI think that local communities and states should make the decision.
â€śAnd I feel very strongly about that. The federal government should not be involved.â€ť