President Donald Trump made a major announcement Wednesday morning via Twitter. Trump announced that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military due to certain risks and medical costs that accompany gender transitions.
Trump tweeted in a 3-part post, “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 concluded, “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. Thank you.”
His sudden announcement has of course become very controversial. Most conservatives are pleased with his bold decision in doing what’s best for our country instead of giving into “political correctness.” However, the left is outraged.
Teen heartthrob singer Aaron Carter spoke out against President Trump on transgender rights. This is very unusual since Carter isn’t very vocal about his political beliefs. In a response to Caitlyn Jenner’s tweet stating, “There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?”, Carter targeted Trump.
He wrote, “Get him/them- finally!!!” and tagged Donald Trump. Later he posted a follow up, retweeting a post from Laverne Cox, a well-known transgender actress.
Carter was a very popular artist among younger generations in the '90's, but is recently making a comeback in the music scene. Earlier this summer, he was arrested on DUI and drug charges.
In addition to Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner and Aaron Carter, Senator John McCain also responded to Trump’s big announcement. Do you agree with Trump, Jenner, Carter, or McCain? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments! Thank you!