Trump Announces Transgender People Would not be Allowed to Serve in the U.S Military

President Donald Trump in a series of tweets has announced that from now on, transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. The president said he came to this decision after consulting with his Military Generals and Military Experts.

The Pentagon in 2016 lifted a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military, the then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said “Our mission is to defend this country, and we don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s qualification to serve to prevent us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who can best accomplish the mission, we have to have access to 100% of America’s population for our all-volunteer force to be able to recruit from among them the most highly qualified — and to retain them”.

According to Huffington Post, while campaigning in 2016, Trump claimed he was better for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans than Democratic rival  Hillary Clinton,   evaded being drafted into the military, five times, once arguing he couldn’t serve because of bone spurs in his heels.

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