Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Individuals in Military, Twitter Responds

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Wednesday that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve “in any capacity” in the U.S. Military.

Trump’s decision, according to his tweets, is due to the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, there are currently more than 15,000 transgender individuals serving in the military.

Trump’s tweets sparked some criticism on Twitter:

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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