Trump issues new ban on transgender troops

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The White House is trying it again. With explosive new stories breaking this weekend about affairs and cover-ups involving the President, the Trump administration Friday released it’s latest attempt at deflection. A new memo has been released, designed to ban transgender individuals from serving in the US military. One wonders if this ban will  pass  muster, as four federal courts have already found the previous ban to be unconstitutional.  With the stacking of the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues by  the GOP, however, one can never be sure. (remember Judge Merrick Garland, anyone?)

The 48 pages of memo and attached findings explain why Secretary of Defense James Mattis feels transgender individuals cannot serve in the military. If you were to take all the doomsday predictions made back when lifting the ban on gay and lesbian individuals was in the works, and replaced “homosexual” with “transgender”, you’d have just about the same nonsense that Mattis sent to the White House on February 22 of this year. Those predictions were baseless, and the current concerns are too.

This is just another attempt by President Trump to inflame the base, and to distract from his “Stormy” relations. By keeping the country in turmoil, he hopes to line his pockets and keep himself out of jail. Probably in that order.

Transgender Americans are simply acceptable losses to this regime.

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