Trump Tweets: 'US will not allow transgender individuals to serve in military'

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 09:23:44-04

President Donald Trump says he will not allow transgender people to serve in the United State military.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump said that after consulting with "my generals and military experts," he decided that "The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military."

His reason for not allowing transgender military members is that, "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."

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