Trump says transgender people can’t serve in the military anymore

Since he’s the raging garbage fire to end all raging garbage fires, Donald Trump decided to announce a new f*cked up policy affecting transgender people on Twitter this morning.

Transgender people are no longer “accept[ed] or allow[ed]” in the military because Trump and his generals say it’s too expensive and disruptive to the military.

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Here’s the full text of what he said on Twitter:

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. 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. Thank you.”

Likely he made this announcement this morning in an attempt to distract everybody from talking about how the Senate voted against the Republicans’ proposed plan to repeal and replace Obamacare yesterday, which Donald has a vested interest in getting passed. And Twitter is the best platform for Trump to make his words go viral.

But why Trump said this when and where he said it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that it’s a fucked up policy.

The Rand corporation estimates there are 11,000 transgender people currently serving in the military, which is a LOT of soldiers Trump is prepared to lose in the name of intolerance.

Hail to the garbage fire in chief.

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