Apparently when Agent Orange said that he discussed the transgender service ban with “my generals” that did not include Secretary of Defense James Mattis who was on vacation.
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
We have a commander in chief whose military advice comes from morons like Tony Perkins. While General Mattis has not favored transgender service he was “appalled” that Trump did this by tweet, without consultation and without addressing existing transgender service personnel.
Meanwhile, according to Senator John McCain:
There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train and deploy to leave the military — regardless of their gender identity.
Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley also claims to have learned of the ban through news reports. Which generals did Trump consult?
Apparently this was done to create a wedge issue for the 2018 mid-term elections. We are rolling back the clock to the Lee Atwater era with LGBT baiting. The objective is to force Democrats to defend transgender service to blue-collar voters in swing states. Trump couldn’t care less about the United States. Trump is a sociopath who only cares about Trump.