Trump tweets: Transgender individuals will not serve U.S. Military 'in any capacity'
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to say that he will not be allowing transgender citizens to serve in the U.S. Military.
In a string of tweets on Wednesday morning, the president said that he has made the decision after speaking with military experts and generals.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Trump concluded his tweets by claiming that the military cannot be burdened by the medical cost and disruptive nature that comes with transgender military service.
Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban.
Military chiefs recently announced a delay on allowing transgender people from enlisting. But transgender troops are already serving openly in the military.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.