Former President Donald Trump is one of the people who have blasted Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision to veto a law that would have banned transgender surgeries.

In a post on Truth Social a day after the decision, Trump wrote, “DeWine has fallen to the Radical Left. No wonder he gets loudly booed in Ohio every time I introduce him at Rallies, but I won’t be introducing him any more. I’m finished with this ‘stiff.’ What was he thinking. The bill would have stopped child mutilation, and prevented men from playing in women’s sports.”

Trump, in his post, went on to call on the Ohio legislature in hopes that the body’s Republican majority will help override the governor’s veto.

In his words, “Legislature will hopefully overturn. Do it FAST!!!”

A lot of lawmakers and organizations have been angered by DeWine’s veto which stops a bill that would have not only banned gender mutilating procedures on minors but would have restored normalcy to high school and college sports competition by preventing boys from competing in girls’ sports.

Defending the veto at a press conference, DeWine said, “Ultimately, I believe this is about protecting human life. Many parents have told me that their child would not have survived, would be dead today, if they did not receive the treatment they received from one of Ohio’s children’s hospitals. I’ve also been told by those who are now grown adults that, but for this care, they would’ve taken their life when they were teenagers.”

“Were HB 68 to become law, Ohio would be saying that the state — that the government — knows better, what is medically best for their child, than the two people who love that child the most: the parents,” he added.

For Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), DeWine’s reasoning that the legislation would have encroached on parents’ rights to make decisions for their children is “a slogan.”

“This is a slogan, not a justification. There are many things the law rightfully says no one, including parents, may do to children. This slogan also ignores the extraordinary pressure from interest groups and big pharma to green light poorly understood, irreversible procedures. I’m extremely disappointed in the governor’s decision and hope it is overridden,” he wrote on X.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy also weighed in on the matter on X, tweeting, “There are two genders. Boys shouldn’t compete with girls in girls’ sports. Kids shouldn’t be subjected to genital mutilation & chemical castration when they suffer mental health lapses. Shame on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine for this failure.”