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45’s latest attack on the trans community: he is seeking a military ban of all transgender individuals.
This is the latest in MANY attacks, as his administration continually attempts to write the trans community out of civil rights protections.
Vulnerable Republicans just showed why fighting for trans rights is a political winner (and generally a thing we should all do, politics aside).
A valid question about the ban:
It's not immediately clear how Trump intends to carry out the ban he announced via tweet. Transgender people already serve in the military.
— NPR (@NPR) July 26, 2017
45 says the transgender ban was about medical costs but his unorganized team says otherwise:
Just spoke to a Trump administration official about the transgender military decision. Here's what they said… pic.twitter.com/eOWdvlxTfd
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) July 26, 2017
A reminder that everything 45 says is a lie (as if anyone needed a reminder):
During the election campaign, Donald Trump had said he would "fight" for the LGBT community. pic.twitter.com/Iv0T9vLqxf
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 26, 2017
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