President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter on Wednesday to declare that the U.S. will not accept transgender people in the military saying that American forces are too focused on decisive and overwhelming victory that the trannies can not be accommodated.
The President fired off a series of tweets regarding his administration’s policy on transgender people in the military. He posted three consecutive, continuing messages: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow and transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
Transgender service members were previously allowed to serve openly in the military since last year. The Obama administration also required Pentagon to pay for the medical treatment of transgender people related to their gender transition.
Trump’s announcement will put to rest all previous disputes on the matter, especially as regards military budget. Congress is considering nearly $700 billion spending bill to fund the Pentagon. Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican of Missouri, has proposed an amendment that would prevent Pentagon from spending money on transition surgery or related hormone therapy.
Such measure narrowly failed this month in the House, as some Republicans joined Democrats in turning it down. But some conservative Republicans stood strong and declared they would not support the military spending measure without categorically banning money for gender transition.
The President’s tweets on his policy on transgender not being allowed in the military have garnered almost 40,000 likes and almost 15,000 retweets in only an hour or so since he posted the messages.
One social media user aired his support for the President’s decision. He said: “I was in the military. I absolutely support this decision by the President. He is totally right. If you disagree, you try & serve.”