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Trump claimed during his election campaign that he would support transgender people, but now everyone can see what a bigot he really is:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-announces-that-he-will-ban-transgender-people-from-serving-in-the-military/2017/07/26/6415371e-723a-11e7-803f-a6c989606ac7_story.html

Transgender people react to the ban:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/for-transgender-service-members-a-mix-of-sadness-anger-and-fear.html

Trump, who received deferments and avoided military service during the Vietnam war, did not even attempt to explain his decision to ban transgender people or discuss the topic publicly. Instead, he callously made the announcement in a few curt tweets to discriminate against thousands of brave American volunteers who put their lives on the line to defend the nation.

Sen. John McCain, who was tortured while being held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, opposes Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from military service:

https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/890239521287221248

Celebrities react to Trump’s ban:

http://deadline.com/2017/07/hollywood-reacts-trump-transgender-military-ban-reaction-1202136180/

Trump announced the ban on transgender people serving in the military on the anniversary of the military’s desegregation:

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=84

Critics told CNN that Trump made the decision for political reasons to divert attention from the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and his party’s failure to approve a new national health insurance plan.