US President Trump Bans Transgender People From Serving In The Military

President Donald Trump speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, where he signed an executive order to review tax regulations set last year by his predecessor. / COURTESY
Trump at the G7 summit. /COURTESY

President Donald Trump has announced he will not allow transgender people to serve in the United States military in any capacity.

The President made the announcement in a series of tweets because apparently that is where fake news isn’t.

The move has apparently caught the Pentagon and some US politicians off guard, since the ban was lifted by President Barack Obama 12 months ago.

The President argued the military “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” he wrote.

The current figure of transgender troops currently serving is not known with the Pentagon refusing to release any data.

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However, a study has estimated the number at between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender people were in active military, out of about 1.3 million troops.

It’s still unclear what will happen to those who have openly come out since the ban was lifted last year.

Caitlyn Jenner formerly Bruce Jenner, who openly endorsed Trump was yesterday disappointed by the POTUS’ move. One Twitter user said, ‘Girl, everybody knew he was a liar but you.’

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