UPDATE 1:36 P.M. EST: More celebs have reacted to POTUS’ gross tweets. They’ve been added (below). Scroll to check them out!
Donald Trump wants to beef up our military at any cost… except the cost of transgender troops, apparently.
On Wednesday, the president announced that after consultation with “Generals and military experts” — aka Mike Pence and his buddies from gay conversion camp, probably — trans service members would no longer be able to serve in the U.S. military.
POTUS cited the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” trans troops require as the reason behind his decision, which many responders pointed out was an utter load of bullshit.
Unsurprisingly, Trump’s announcement launched missiles of outrage on Twitter. Critics pointed out that not only was the decision unnecessary and discriminatory, but it also completely undermined the readiness of the U.S. military.
Also, kicking out 15,000 service members willing to fight for their country is without a doubt the least patriotic thing we’ve ever heard. Then again, so is Trump’s MAGA scam.
See the responses from the Joke in Chief’s latest infuriating policy announcement (below).
Banning transgender people from serving our country is simply wrong. We should be so grateful to anybody who wants to serve!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 26, 2017
My heart breaks today for the bigotry this monster continues to put forward. Trans people are NOT a burden in ANY capacity.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Best Coast (@BestCoast) July 26, 2017
This transphobia cannot be tolerated. They are human beings too and they deserve to represent their country just like anyone else
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) July 26, 2017
Mr. President, transgender soldiers have been fighting and dying for our country IN OUR MILITARY. You should thank them for their service.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) July 26, 2017
I can’t think of a less patriotic stance than telling people who are willing to fight and die for this country that they’re not welcome
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) July 26, 2017
RAND study on transgender military service members found it would increase DoD healthcare costs by 0.005-0.017%: https://t.co/rFdCGaPejq pic.twitter.com/3t6zlo9bmb
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Andrew Couts (@AndrewCouts) July 26, 2017
The military’s & Trump’s new transgender ban will affect an est. 2000-6000 active service-members in the all-volunteer US military https://t.co/cMbA3wfKoN
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 26, 2017
Almost half a trillion dollars have been spent to develop the F-35…but the medical costs for transgender service personnel is too much? pic.twitter.com/HEfzbCAd3P
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Raising Fabulous (@RaisingFabulous) July 26, 2017
As trans women and men We have never asked for anything other than to live our life as our authentic self this hate has to stop!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ candis cayne (@candiscayne) July 26, 2017
What a difference a year makes. Trump’s decision to ban #transgender service members is unpatriotic, cruel & disastrous to our security. pic.twitter.com/myVnR9xc7O
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) July 26, 2017
His admin. will stop at nothing to implement its anti-LGBTQ ideology – even if it means denying some of our bravest the right to serve.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ GLAAD (@glaad) July 26, 2017
Furthermore, this puts the careers of patriotic transgender Americans on the line who want nothing more than to serve their country.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ GLAAD (@glaad) July 26, 2017
We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 26, 2017
History shall record that you are not only the stupidest, most incompetent president ever, but also the cruelest and pettiest. #Shame pic.twitter.com/8R4jVOIYmd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 26, 2017
He is a liar who will continue to strip our community of our rights…and literally “threatens our freedoms and beliefs” every day. pic.twitter.com/wdVwMicRJd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sasha Velour (@sasha_velour) July 26, 2017
From a report commissioned by the pentagon last year. Let’s not tolerate blatant transphobia under the guise of some huge ‘financial burden’ pic.twitter.com/1wz1bvaB0O
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ troye sivan (@troyesivan) July 26, 2017
Every single trans person is braver than Donald Trump
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) July 26, 2017
To all the trans folks currently serving in the military thank you for your service. I am sorry your “commander in chief” doesn’t value it.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) July 26, 2017
Grateful to Americans, including LGBT, willing to sacrifice & risk their life in military service- more than draft dodger Trump ever did├░┼╕┬Å┬│├»┬╕┬Å├óΓé¼┬ì├░┼╕┼Æ╦å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 26, 2017
What a disgrace.
We honor the service of EVERY troop, trans and cis-gendered alike.
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