Fox News’ John Roberts and Kristin Brown report on President Trump description of his plan to make the United States military stronger by issuing a transgender military ban. This ban will end expensive military health care for transgenders in service. Trump announced this controversial policy that reverses the works of former President Barack Obama on July 26th through his twitter.
President Trump recently announced through his Twitter that transgenders will not be able to server in the U.S. military. This claim was "announced with such haste that the White House could not answer basic inquiries about how it would be carried out" according to Jeremy W. Peters, Jennifer Steinhauer and Eric Schmitt of the New York Times. Although current transgender soldiers will still be able to serve at the moment, they will most likely feel unwelcome by the recent announcement from the president.
After President Trump announced the banning of transgenders from the military, David Oyler from the Denver Post suggests a knew way to deal with the expensive cost that transgenders bring. This idea allows the transgenders to serve and it takes away the large medical costs that the military was suffering from.
After President Trump introduced the ban on his Twitter, William Brangham and Agnes Gereben Schaefer go over the details of as to why the decision was made and if the claims are true on NewsHour.
The Independent's Mythili Sampathkumar reports on activists who are starting to speak out regarding President Trump's recent ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military. These activists are saying that the policy is, "a step backward for civil rights that will promote inequality in the armed forces" and is "going to create this situation where there is a complete inequality in how transgender troops are treated."
Following President Trump's reversal off former President Obama bill that allowed transgenders to serve in the military, Director, Center for National Defense, Thomas W. Spoehr shares his opinion. Through the website "Heritage.org" Spoehr describes how allowing transgenders to serve in the military would not only hurt the military's readiness but also endanger their mental sake even further.