Wednesday, July 26, 2017
BREAKING: Trump Announces Ban On Transgender People In The US Military
Out of the blue Donald Trump has announced via Twitter that the government "will not accept or allow" transgender citizens to serve in the military...
There has been no word from Trump's U.S. National Security Advisor General H. R. McMaster on the subject.
Since there are only 1500 transgender people serving in all branches of the military including the Coast Guard that means there is no "burden", no "tremendous medical costs" nor "disruption" to our fighting forces.
In fact, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study it only cost the military $.22 per service member per month to help them transition.
That leaves only one reason to enact this discriminatory action this morning...
This would be to toss red meat to Trump's base and wave a bright shiny object to distract from the Trump/Russia investigation his administration is embroiled in.
An added bonus is that this decision reverses the policy initially approved by the Defense Department under Trump's nemesis President Barack Obama.