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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Transgender Individuals Will Not Be Allowed To Serve In The U.S Military In Any Capacity," - Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said Transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the U.S military in "any Capacity", adding that the army must be focused on "decisive and overwhelming victory."

Trump made the announcement in a series of tweets Wednesday.

"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," Donald said.


Last year, the Obama administration lifted a ban on transgender members and gave the Pentagon one year to determine how to implement parts of the policy, but earlier this month, James Mattis, US defence secretary, announced a six-month delay in the recruitment of transgender people saying that the delay "in no way presupposes an outcome", and that more time was needed to decide on an approach based  on discussions with generals and senior defence officials, Aljazeera reports.

Many people has criticized  the president decision, the National Center for Transgender equality described the president's announcement as "egregious attack" on the 15,00 thousands transgenders in the military.

"This is an appalling attack on our service members; it is about bigotry rather than military readiness, reason or science. It is indefensible and cannot stand."

 "This is worse than don't ask don't tell, this is don't serve, don't serve," Mara Keisling, director of the National Centre for Transgender Equality, said in a statement.

Ash Carter, former US defence secretary during Obama's administration say the decision is a "social policy that has no place in the US military".

He added that there are already transgender individuals serving  "capably and honorably," the report added.

Many Twitter users have also condemned the ban, one user said it was a 'distraction', another lashed out on the president's eldest daughter Ivanka, saying if she cared she would have resigned because of the proposed ban.

Another user described it as 'hateful', Yet another said, Trump want to use the ban to raise money to build boarder wall. see tweets below,

This hateful transgender ban is typical Trump. He only attacks the most vulnerable. He's a weak, cowardly bully.

Outrage over Trump's transgender military ban is justified, BUT this may just be a distraction from & .  

 Ivanka Trump actually cared about the LGBTQ community she would've resigned when Trump's tweets were sent.  

Trump banned transgender service members to secure funding to build border wall, Politico reports

: Trump's transgender ban sends a message "that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable..."

 Donald Trump is trying to ban transgender troops! We cannot let this happen!

Trump banned transgender service members to secure funding to build border wall, Politico report.


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