Trump says he is 'doing military a great favour' with transgender troop ban
Banning transgender people from serving in the American military would be “doing the military a great favour,” Donald Trump has said – a statement undercut by resistance to the proposal from current and former servicemembers. Mr Trump was seeking to defend his controversial prohibition on transgender troops, which he announced on Twitter to the reported surprise of military officials. After claiming to enjoy “great support from that community,” an apparent reference to transgender Americans, Mr Trump framed the proposal as a gift to the armed forces.
11 August, 2017 Trump says transgender ban a 'great favor' to military President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the US military a "great favor" by banning transgender troops from the armed forces. Trump, speaking to reporters at his New Jersey country club, said the issue of transgender service members had been "...
28 August, 2017 ACLU sues Donald Trump over transgender military ban The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Trump administration over the President's ban on transgender people in the military. The ACLU claims the ban, which Mr Trump first announced via Twitter, is unconstitutional and "based on uninformed speculation, myths and […]