US President Donald Trump has banned transgender people from serving in the military, according to his Twitter announcement on Wednesday.
Trump tweeted that he consulted his “generals and military experts” before deciding that the government will not “accept or allow” transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military.
Because, according to Trump, transgender people and the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” they “entail” apparently will distract from the military’s focus on “decisive and overwhelming victory.”
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