Your Commander-In-Chief Has Spoken
27 Jul, 2017
“The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,” Donald Trump tweeted.
Mr Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed.
It is not yet clear how the announcement will affect current transgender service personnel.
Transgender service members have expressed concern that they will be discharged, or unable to re-enlist.
The timing also appears to have caught defence officials by surprise.
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