White House defends Trump's transgender ban in press briefing

White House defends Trump's transgender ban in press briefing

As a Marine, she was out as queer but not as transgender, she said.

She concluded Wednesday by threatening to end the briefing if reporters continued to ask her about Trump's announcement banning transgender people from military service.

"I don't know if this is repairable or not, that will be up to the president", Scaramucci said. "So I think he'll be OK".

You should come to my house early in the morning when my three kids are running around.

Congressional aides said none of the defense committees - House or Senate armed services and the defense appropriations panels - were given any kind of notice or briefing on the decision.

One patriot demanded more Angela Lansbury.

"They're going to work together with the Department of Defense to lawfully implement it".

Currently, the Department of Defense's policy on transgender individuals serving the military, published on the DoD website, states: "Effective immediately, transgender Service members may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military exclusively for being transgender individuals".

But Trump emphasized both of those issues in his tweet.

"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 US military", the president wrote.

A statement from the Transgender American Veterans Association and the American Veterans for Equal Rights called the decision insulting.

As a reason for his move, which was announced during the vacation of Pentagon chief James Mattis, Trump cited the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" that transgender service members would cost.

But instead of merely banning funding, Trump just went ahead and solved the entire problem. "The military doesn't care what your sexual orientation or identity is, or who you love". According to one study, between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender individuals are on active duty, about 0.05 percent of the total military.

When one reporter identified other countries with transgender military service and questioned if Trump had looked to them, Sanders said her responsibility is to speak for the USA government. I like you so much I had a birthday about you. "That is a waste of money".

With little pomp or circumstance, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepped up to the briefing room podium and got straight to business Friday, reading announcements about "Made in America Week" and a new executive order on defense.

"But now they are not good enough to be who they are", Borden said.

The letter then posed some questions.

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