Military Veterans Just Gave A Scathing Response To Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
Today, in a transparent attempt to shift attention from his scandal-plagued White House to a cause that would fire up his bigoted strongholds of his base, President Trump took to Twitter to tell thousands of brave service members “you’re fired.”
Our draft-dodging Commander-in-Chief marked the 69th anniversary of the integration of U.S. Armed Forces by announcing a sudden ban on the military service of transgender Americans.
While the president labeled transgender service members a burden, many of our nations veterans describe them differently. (Tweets below.)
Courageous. Professional. Honorable. Asset.
Here is the statement from Vote Vets, a non-profit organization backed by more than 500,000 of our nations heroes promoting issues central to the lives or U.S. military veterans:
The statement confirms what is patently obvious to all but Trump’s most ardent followers: This decision is not motivated by military goals. President Trump is using the LGBT community to incite a debate that victimizes many of our nation’s heroes for no purpose but to score political points.
Below are some of the messages from veterans enraged by Trump’s exploitation of the military. By making their voices heard, they continue to serve the country they have protected.
(This first tweet came during the eight minute gap between the president announcing a ban and revealing who he was banning.)