Trump just banned trans people from serving in the military
President Donald Trump has outdone himself yet again. In a string of tweets released this morning, he announced that the U.S. military will not allow transgender individuals from enlisting.
“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,” Trump tweeted.
“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”
Former president Barack Obama famously declared that the military would not only allow trans people to join its ranks, but also pay for their medical fees, much to the chagrin of military officials. An attempt to overturn this decision failed earlier this month when Congress voted 214-209 to uphold the social policy change.
This decision is yet another example of Trump seemingly looking to overturn everything Obama did before him.