‘Bigoted, Disgusting’: Pelosi Slams Trump After He Revives Transgender Military Service Ban

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slammed President Donald Trump on Tuesday night after his administration revived the ban on transgender individuals in the military.

Under former President Barack Obama, transgender troops were allowed to serve in the military, but Trump reversed that decision in a highly controversial move that sparked outrage. The administration’s new policy was revealed on Tuesday and declares that individuals serving in the military will not be eligible for hormone treatments or gender surgeries.

According to the memo, which was obtained by the Associated Press, service members can be discharged if they are “unable or unwilling to adhere to all applicable standards, including the standards associated with his or her biological sex, or seeks transition to another gender.”

Speaker Pelosi tweeted at Trump that his ban was “bigoted” and “disgusting” and called it “a stunning attack on the patriots who keep us safe.”

In a statement, Speaker Pelosi elaborated more, and said that that the House of Representatives, which is currently controlled by Democrats, will try to fight the ban:

“The President’s years-long insistence on his cowardly ban makes clear that prejudice, not patriotism, guides his decisions. If implemented, this hateful policy would undermine our military readiness and betray our core American values.

No one with the strength and bravery to serve in the U.S. military should be turned away because of who they are. The House will continue to fight this discriminatory action, which has no place in our country. We will never allow hate and prejudice to dictate our national security”

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BS Nancy. Why should the taxpayers bear the cost of transitional surgery OR it’s lifelong follow-up costs? More importantly, consider the “downtime” associated with transition and the hormonal-related behavioral issues. Unit cohesion much? Speaking as a taxpayer, citizen, and your alleged boss. After the civil war, the Blue zones are… Read more »

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Hey Pelosi: There are only TWO sexes – – male and female. There’s NO inbetween, no third and no changing if you don’t like what you were BORN with. I certainly would not want to serve along side an individual with dishpan hands and red fingernail polish (and/or lipstick) carrying… Read more »

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