'From Crazy to Cruel.' Late-Night Hosts React to Transgender Military Ban

President Trump announces transgender military service ban on Twitter, calling it a 'disruption'

John Barrasso and a spokesman for Sen.

Trump said in a series of tweets Wednesday morning that he would be reversing an order made under the administration of former President Barack Obama to allow transgender people to openly serve in the military.

"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". Many slammed the move, including Caitlyn Jenner, who shared her thoughts on Twitter.

"Political or social agendas shouldn't drive such decisions, no matter which party is crafting them", Enzi spokesman Max D'Onofrio wrote.

"I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military", Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland told the Air Force Times.

Nor did a spokesman for Cheney.

"The American military was built on diversity", said Laila. "The governor respects the ability of generals and military leaders to decide the force America needs".

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"Over the past two years I have met the most inspiring trans people, and I can testify to the trans community's incredible resilience and perseverance in the face of enormous discrimination and hate".

"The medical treatment that service members who are now transgender requires fairly straightforward, well-understood", Carter said at the time in a press briefing to discuss the policy.

The nation's top military officer says US policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not - and will not - change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it.

Villanueva says she doesn't believe President Trump's argument that this has to do with healthcare costs, "The military is paying more for acne medication and Viagra than transgender healthcare", she said. He mentioned no opposition among service chiefs to allowing transgender service.

Likewise, a 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the health care costs related to transition for transgender service members "is too low to warrant consideration in the current policy debate". She gave a shoutout to Kristin Beck, a retired Navy SEAL who served for 22 years and earned numerous medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum's spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the North Dakota National Guard will continue to follow laws set by Congress as well as guidance from the Department of Defense and the National Guard Bureau. "It's like saying to a woman who's in the military 'sorry, but you no longer can be in the military because there's a possibility that you might get pregnant'". "Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox also protested against President Trump's newly imposed policy and tweeted, "My fellow trans Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable".

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