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    Trump: Military ‘Will Not Accept or Allow’ Transgender People

    Trump: Military ‘Will Not Accept or Allow’ Transgender People

    The military “cannot be burdened with tremendous medical costs and disruption.”

    President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the military “will not accept or allow” transgender people:

    “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 tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you”

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter under President Barack Obama “issued a directive last year that permitted transgender troops to serve in the military, and to undergo reassignment surgery.”

    Congress has started to look over a spending bill for the Pentagon worth almost $700 billion. The New York Times reported that Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) “has proposed an amendment that would bar the Pentagon from spending money on transition surgery or related hormone therapy.”

    That same measure failed in the House earlier in July because some Republicans sided with “Democrats to reject it.” Conservative Republicans have insisted “they would not support the military spending measure without the language banning money for gender transition.”

    The Hill also reported that “approximately 250 transgender people now” serve “openly in the U.S. military.”

    Of course the left has erupted on social media:

    John Hayward at Breitbart News has an excellent point:

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    buckeyeminuteman | July 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Thank God we can get the military back to a sense of normalcy and focus on the hordes at the gates.


     
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    citizenjeff | July 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Trump says the main reason is financial, but the comments here support him as if he said it’s a psychological disorder.

    now local idiots trying to say viagra type pills being paid for are issue even though only approx 10% of active duty get them and for most that do (active or not) its often due to vascular/prostate/nerve issues.
    they don’t even read the studies they link to
    http://bangordailynews.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-no-transgender-people-will-serve-in-u-s-military/comments/

    my comments to one idiot down on page


     
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    Rick the Curmudgeon | July 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Trump is just killing off another rattlesnake that Obama turned loose before he left.

    It’s a damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t situation. I’m just tired of military personnel being treated like lab rats in a behavioral science lab.


     
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    MadisonS | July 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    George Takei tweeted back to Trump that he just pissed off the wrong people. My informal anecdotal evidence of how many people were actually pissed off came on the SF local news last night.

    The news report showed a crowd of people gathered at the plaza at the intersection of Castro, Market and 17th streets, which is ground zero for all LBGT demonstrations. The crowd was very much smaller than I expected with minimal spillover into the streets from the plaza.

    It begs the question: What would Patton do?


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