DESPICABLE: Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in U.S. Military

trump bans transgender people from serving in military
DESPICABLE: Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in U.S. Military

In a truly despicable and overtly discriminatory move, Donald Trump bans transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The draft dodger is calling the shots on who can serve their country. What a shameful act. MSNBC’s Hans Nichols says the military leaders at the Pentagon are scrambling.

Trump issued a statement in three tweets:  “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”

Of course, he is blaming it on the Generals since he cannot take responsibility for anything.  But I have to ask, what’s next? Women? Blacks? Hispanics? Non-Christians? Where do we draw the line? This is a big distraction from the Russia scandal and his fight with Jeff Sessions.

It’s ironic that Trump instituted a new discriminatory policy 69 years to the day when President Truman ended discrimination against blacks in the military.

The American Civil Liberties Union is urging transgender service members to contact their offices: