Chicago Sun-Times writes—
"Trump leaves transgender troops in limbo: President Donald Trump blindsided his own Defense Department and Congress when he announced via Twitter Wednesday a ban on transgender people serving in the military, a major policy shift so little thought out that Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders could not even say if it impacted soldiers on active duty.
You don’t treat soldiers willing to die for the nation that way. This shabby treatment makes hollow Trump’s effusive praise just a few days ago — at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford — that “we are so very blessed with warriors who are willing to serve America in the greatest fighting force in the history — the United States military.”
Talk about fake.
Banning transgender people from the military now has popped into play, even though Trump pledged to stand by the LGBT community during his presidential campaign. As Trump said in this June 2016 Twitter post, “I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”
Talk about fake. "
A Top Colonel Just Responded To Trump’s Transgender Ban By Calling Out His Entire Family
Trump’s draconian move comes on the 69th anniversary, to the day, of President Harry Truman desegregating the United States military. Truman called for “equality of treatment and opportunity,” without regard to race, color, religion, or even national origin, but rather “merit and fitness” being the sole qualifications to defend our freedoms.
Nearly 11,000 transgender Americans currently serve in the Armed Forces. While Trump touts his “patriotism,” he has done nothing but curb the rights of actual patriots. America is grateful for the thousands of transgender servicemen and women defending our freedom while cowards, like those in the Trump family, refuse to do so.
The New Yorker:
The Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump’s Transgender Ban
The President’s tweets are a naked attempt to divert attention from his scandals.
By David Remnick
Today’s outrage—they seem to come at least once daily—doesn’t merely reflect Trump’s low character.Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Nearly a half century ago, young Donald Trump—a Wharton graduate, and an avid player of squash, football, and tennis—scored a 1-Y medical deferment. Hundreds of thousands of young men were being deployed to Vietnam. Trump had some bone spurs. He then limped happily into his father’s real-estate business without delay.
On Wednesday morning, the Commander-in-Chief declared by tweet-fiat that, “after consultation with my Generals and military experts,” he had decided to reverse an Obama Administration decision and bar transgender individuals from serving in the military “in any capacity.” Trump tweeted further, “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.”
Let’s begin with the retrograde cruelty. There are thousands of transgender people already serving among the 1.3 million active-duty members of the military. These are people who have volunteered their service and have potentially put their lives on the line, and yet their President, who managed to come up with a flimsy doctor’s note back in the day, denies them their dignity, their equality. He will not “accept or allow” them in the military. Imagine the scale of this insult.
And never forget this:
Any time Trump makes a promise DO NOT BELIEVE HIM.
Trump is a liar, a cheat, and a fraud.
Think of what he did to the transgender community today and what this fraud told them a year ago.
Never believe anything this malignant narcissist and liar says:
Trump's message to the LGBT community last year...