WASHINGTON (AP, KMOX) – President Trump declares transgender people will not be allowed to serve `in any capacity’ in the US military.
The President announced on Twitter that “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”
During his campaign, Trump had said he would he “will do everything” to protect LGBT communities from violence.
Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016
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