Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday signed a pledge to ban vendors from selling “sexist, racist, or other discriminatory” products.
Trump said in a statement that the policy is designed to protect consumers and businesses.
“We will not tolerate any vendor who has a negative or discriminatory agenda, whether it be on race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity,” the statement read.
“In order to prevent and combat these types of businesses, I will sign the first comprehensive, national anti-sexist agenda that I am signing today, and it will be called The Trump Doctrine.”
The announcement comes just days after a federal judge ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by two transgender people who said they were subjected to harassment and discrimination by a local woman.
The lawsuit said that the woman, who identified herself as a transgender woman, had refused to have sex with them, but that the two were treated differently in the store.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit.
The statement on Monday came as Trump has been criticized for the fact that he is still receiving backlash for the comments he made in a radio interview in which he said he thought the transgender people were “men in women’s clothing” and not women.
“You have to remember, it’s not about what I thought,” Trump said.
“It’s not even about what the president said.
It’s about what he actually did.”