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Donald Trump Tweets that Transgender People Won't Be Allowed to Serve in Military

Donald Trump Tweets that Transgender People Won't Be Allowed to Serve in Military

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to say that he will not allow transgender individuals serve in the United States 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,” the 71-year-old President tweeted.

Already, the tweets are causing huge controversy and have thousands of replies.

According to reports, there are thousands of transgender troops now serving. These transgender individuals are allowed to serve openly, as per a policy announced in July of 2016. It’s unclear how Trump‘s new decree will effect those now serving.

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  • jeffrey

    He will be surprised to find out there are already HUNDREDS of transgendered in the military and over history there have been THOUSANDS who have served the country. Trump seems to think they have never been there – and once again, he couldn’t be more wrong. And yes I do understand that you can’t be more wrong than wrong – but Trump adds a new level of stupidity to the discussion.

    Here is what his supporters believe he will do:

    1. Get rid of the fed.
    2. Get rid of a bunch of brown people.
    3. Get rid of Obamacare and watch the poor die. My previously unaffordable insurance is down to just $85/month. My car insurance, from Insurance Panda, is now just $25/month. Under Trump, healthcare will be $500/month or more.
    4. Make the lives of poor kids, the sick, and the elderly worse than they already are.
    5. Drop a bunch of bombs on some colored people in some country somewhere.
    6. Cut taxes on the rich.

    History will look back on this regression and election of a misogynistic, hateful, racist, vindictive narcissist who mocks disabled people as a time when ignorance prevailed and the American people failed.

  • Casey C

    these are practically the same excuses to keep african americans from integrating into the military instead of being in black
    only units. It’s the same shit that was argued when women were introduced to the military. Neither of those things did the military any damn harm at all.

  • Cruizin1960

    The POINT of this, for those who will actually pay attention, is the potential cost associated with this. Taxpayers SHOULD NOT have to foot the bill for medical care related to transition…whether it be psychological or physical. Have there been transgender persons who served? I am guessing that there have been…pre-transition. But in today’s world, it is highly likely that the military would be forced to pay medical costs associated with transition…a cost that tapayers should not have to bear.

  • Cooper

    I agree with everything you said except #5. The last two presidents also loved dropping bombs on brown people via drones so that seems to be par for the course in what Americans allow.

  • litbitwiser

    That’s great NEWS. There is no reason that the Military should be responsible for paying for their life style change PERIOD.

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