Dunford: No Changes To DoD Transgender Policy Yet Despite Trump Tweets

Steve Martin is a regional officer with the Pride Foundation

Steve Martin is a regional officer with the Pride Foundation

Republican' Caitlyn Jenner has come out to slam President Donald Trump's newly announced policy of banning transgenders in the United States armed forces.

Trump's claim that having transgender people in the military would create high medical costs for the department is not based in fact. The spokesman said in an email that Trump should have waited for a pending Pentagon review of transgender troops' service. "It just hurts", said the veteran.

Senator John McCain said the move caters to President Trump's and Vice President Mike Pence's social conservative constituency. Veterans who have made sacrifices for this country deserve all of the support we can give them, from thanking them for their service to ensuring they are treated with respect when they go to the Veterans Administration.

Meadows says it's not based on military readiness, it's based on discriminatory practices.

Late night TV hosts now have the hard task of trying to joke about the unfathomably bad, with Donald Trump's sudden announcement that transgender individuals would be banned from serving in the United States 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", Trump said on Twitter. "I would love for my President to meet me, so I can tell him about the 15,500 honorably serving transgender military members that are fighting right now for their liberties and for their country". And not a single one of them knows what's going to happen as a result of President Trump's tweet. "But the people who are serving are there and they're doing it well". It allowed transgender people to serve in the military.

Several other politicians and LGBT groups were quick to criticize Trump's statement. It's a great feeling to be able to serve the country and perform.

The Military Times also reported that US$41.6 million was spent on Viagra alone in 2014, and a total of almost 1.18 million prescriptions were filled for erectile dysfunction medications from 2011-14. He had said that he will fight for their rights unlike his rival Hillary Clinton.

"Our nation's military leaders are in the best position to decide which policies will maintain a strong national defense and uphold national security", he said in a statement.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford on July 27 threw the brakes on President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that the Department of Defense would ban transgender service members from the armed forces, citing the need for a clear directive from the White House beyond the president's penchant for rule by tweet.

The comedian then defended the "amazingly fearless trans people" who should be able to join the military, as well as those who are already serving or who have in the past. "There's an estimate that there's over 7,000 transgender individuals now serving in the military", Hopkins stated.

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