Liberals Freak Out After Transgenders Banned From Serving In The U.S. Military
Following the news of President Trump banning transgenders from serving in the United States military, liberals took to Twitter to lash out at the announcement.
You’ll notice not one individual provided any study or report supporting the idea that transgenders serving in the armed forces contributes to its overall success.
Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu of California blasted the decision, accusing the President of “bigotry.”
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 26, 2017
Rumored presidential candidate in 2020, VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the move “backward.”
.@realDonaldTrump the military isn't a platform for your backward anti-LGBT agenda. Let's welcome all who want to serve, not discriminate.
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) July 26, 2017
Human Rights Campaign called the decision “SHAMEFUL.”
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) July 26, 2017
The ACLU called on transgenders to contact the organization.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) July 26, 2017
Author Warren Kinsella wrote, “Transgender people can fire a gun as well as anyone else. Trump is a bigot.
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 26, 2017
Writer Sarah Wood called President Trump a “bigot” and called on him to resign.
Transgender individuals lay down their life for this country! You deferred five times, coward! RESIGN NOW, you bigot! https://t.co/k37Jj47qZw
— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) July 26, 2017
Attorney Chase Strangio believes the President decision was a political calculation for 2018. Too bad the Democrats are on course for a shellacking, regardless.
Oh good – toying with national security, trans lives, and our collective health, for the sake of midterms. We should all be outraged. https://t.co/YOn7yOmBJH
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) July 26, 2017
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign said the President is undermining the U.S. military.
— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) July 26, 2017
Self proclaimed”Lifestyle blogger” Daniel Preda tweeted “This is a direct ATTACK on the 15k + members of the transgender community who serve in the U.S Armed Forces currently.
— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) July 26, 2017
MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin cynically chalked up the announcement to Trump merely playing to his base.
Trump plays to his base. Won't accept or allow transgender people to serve in the military. Makes the announcement on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/B6JlUmzUZ7
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 26, 2017
DNC staffer fired of an unoriginal diss, calling Trump a…you guessed it… a bigot.
Wait, are you saying that transgender individuals would hinder the military's ability to be focused and overwhelming? What a bigot! pic.twitter.com/838EMCs2zZ
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) July 26, 2017
The Gateway Pundit reported Wednesday morning President Trump banned transgenders from serving in the United States military.
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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
In a recent memo, Secretary of Defense James Mattis called for a six-month delay of transgender recruitment to the U.S. military.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Mattis made the decision on Friday. The delay in allowing the enlistment of new recruits does not affect transgender troops who are already serving openly in the military.
Mattis said in a memo obtained by The Associated Press: “After consulting with the service chiefs and secretaries, I have determined that it is necessary to defer the start of accessions for six months. We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality.”
In the memo, Mattis said he believed the department must measure “each policy decision against one standard” — whether it affects the readiness of the military to defend the nation.
Mattis’s decision formally endorses an agreement hammered out last week by the leaders of the four military services, which rejected army and air force requests for a two-year wait. And it reflects the broader worry that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill, officials familiar with the talks said.