Donald Trump Called for an Outright Ban on Transgender Military Personnel

Type: Anti-TransgenderJul 26 2017 Severity:
Targeted: Transgender PeopleAbout: Military Personnel
Donald Trump made a puzzling move on Twitter by calling for an outright transgender ban in the military: "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow ...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.". It was particularly confusing as he was originally motivated by some GOP members to only cancel military spending on gender reassignment surgery, and not to wholesale ban anyone from serving.

Main Source: politico.com

Quote | The series of tweets confused his party who just wanted to stop gender surgery spending.

President Trump tweeted a series of tweets on outright banning transgender people from serving in the military:

"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow ...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming ... victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you"

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