This morning, President Trump tweeted out that he was reversing President Obama’s decision to allow transgender troops to serve openly. In my opinion, this is the correct decision.
Let us concede from the outset that this may not even happen. The president released this information through Twitter, saying that “after consultation with my generals…” However, the Pentagon is deferring all questions to the White House, and a state of general confusion is seemingly running through D.C. As I’ve said many times, it is much harder take away a benefit or policy, once implemented, than it is to give it in the first place, as we’ve seen in the healthcare debate. But we will assume for argument’s sake that this is, in fact, the way forward for the military.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017