Trump Transgender Ban Tweet Blindsided Us Joint Chiefs

A US official told CNN that Mattis was consulted on Trump’s plan to announce a transgender military ban.
Trump announced Wednesday that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to enlist or serve in the military.
“His tweet came less than a month into the six-month delay set by Defense Secretary James Mattis to review the US military’s policy on transgender service members.
“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,” Trump said in a series of tweets.
“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.

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