President Donald Trump received a massive backlash when he announced on Twitter that he is banning transgender from serving in the military. He executed his ban when America was grappling with the Hurricane Harvey.
The American public, as well as military officials, thrashed Trump for his ban on Trans-people from serving in the military. Regardless, of this, Trump recently went on to send instructions to the Pentagon on how to enforce it.
Nevertheless, Defense Secretary James Mattis is not the one to who would oblige to Trump’s decisive decision. He openly defied Trump’s ban. He stated on Tuesday that transgenders would continue serving in the military until experts conclude their study on the issue.
Mattis gave a statement, wherein he said, “Once the panel reports its recommendations and following my consultation with the secretary of Homeland Security, I will provide my advice to the president concerning the implementation of his policy direction.”
Mattis continued, “In the interim, current policy with respect to currently serving members will remain in place.”
Since Trump hates Obama and this is an Obama-era policy, Trump must be furious that Mattis denied him.
Trump initially tweeted, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
He added, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
His claim about the “tremendous medical costs” was already debunked.