Trump's proposed transgender military ban receives backlash

Trevor Jackson
July 27, 2017

In what may end up being the single most important military decision of his presidency, Donald Trump announced that the days of politically-correct warfighting are over.

After a year of being told they would able to serve their country, the president announced thousands of transgender people will not be allowed in the USA military.

The Tallahassee-based group issued this statement: "It is clear from statements to the media from the president's own administration that this decision was made for political reasons and is not an issue of military readiness".

President Trump announced on Wednesday that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the USA military in any capacity.

A burden of medical costs and disruption is the reasoning behind President Trump's ban on transgenders joining the military.

He added: "What "immense contributions to our society" are more honourable than serving in the US Military - straight or trans?" "You are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when I am fully qualified and able and willing to give my life".

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"There is no place for discrimination in our military", she said.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said it was "deeply unfortunate" that the Republican president made the announcement through a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

Smith said, "It's very unfortunate because those people have put in so much time and effort in protecting our country and our president just to be thrown out". "If people weren't so loving and compassionate with me, I probably wouldn't be here right now".

A 2016 study done by the Rand Corporation, which offers research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces, provided in-depth estimates of potential costs for transgender people in the military. "No matter what, we will get through this", said Boehme. Of 1.3 million active duty members in the military, they estimate only 2,400 are transgender, and that less than 0.1 percent would seek transition-related care.

Now after President Donald Trump's tweet storm, she doubts she'll be invited back.

Almost all transgender military members lived a secret double life until recent reforms were made, but now those policies toward active transgender military members have been reversed.

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