Donald Trump has today confirmed that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the US military.
In a post on Twitter he said: “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”
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
The decision was met with mass criticism within seconds of him making the announcement.
WTF YOU DISGUSTING HUMAN
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) July 26, 2017
This is shameful and wrong. #VetsAgainstTrump
— Common Defense #VetsAgainstTrump (@commondefense) July 26, 2017
You use your position and platform to oppress and shame. Unpresidential. Unamerican.
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 26, 2017
You do understand what the T stands for in LGBT right…the group you said you "loved and supported"more than anyone.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 26, 2017
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