The nation woke up on Wednesday morning to a series of shocking tweets from President Donald Trump announcing the reinstated ban on transgender people in the military.
The new call for action would be reversal of a policy put in place by Barack Obama in 2016, allowing transgender men and women 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,” Trump tweeted.
The Donald continued, “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.”
He concluded the series of tweets with, “thank you.”
Following the Twitter tirade and shocking plans, several celebrities, including Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, spoke out in anger.
Cox released a statement hatred:
“I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President. This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear.”
Jenner tweeted: “There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?”
Famous transgender rights activist, Janet Mock tweeted: “There are many ways to serve our communities/countries. Trans folk have done vital work, putting bodies on the line unlike @realDonaldTrump.” She added, “Shameful that trans folk are being used as scapegoats in another non-issue (military, bathrooms, etc) to distract from your shortcomings.”
Kerry Washington wrote: “To the transgender men and women. Please know that I am standing with you.”
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong.”
John Legend retweeted a Florida congresswoman: “No American, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be prohibited from honor + privilege of serving our nation #LGBT.”
Thanks To Jay Z Fifth Harmony Star Normani Kordei Finally Gets Her Time To Shine
First, let’s start with the sad news. Fifth Harmony has decided to spilt and go their separate ways. But, that means the good news is … MORE Normani Kordei, ayyyyeeee!
Fifth Harmony released a statement on Monday saying the girls, who were placed together in a group on the singing competition show X-Factor, were taking a hiatus to focus on solo endeavors.
We all know what that means…
Moving on — once word spread that the girls were focusing on their own personal projects Normani instantly became the number one trending topic, Twitter rejoiced and news broke that Jay Z’s ROC Nation would be behind her project. Thanks Hov!
— Spandex Mero (@JessicaABooker) March 19, 2018
Are you here for Normani’s solo mission or will you miss the group more?
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