Pres. Trump tweets that transgender individuals can’t serve military ‘in any capacity’

In this March 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Slim majorities of Americans favor independent investigations into Trump’s relationship with the Russian government and possible attempts by Russia to influence last year’s election according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that the U.S. Government will not “accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. Military.”

He says 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.”

Pres. Trump says he came to the decision after consulting with his generals and military experts.

Last year, the Department of Defense lifted the ban on transgender people serving in the military.

According to the RAND Corporation, there are an estimated 1,320 to 6,630 transgender service members in the active component.

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