Donald Trump announces ban on transgender people from serving in US military

In a series of tweets, the American president announced on Wednesday that transgender people could no longer join the military.

“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,” Trump tweeted.

“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,” he said.

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly showed his support for LGBT individuals.



This isn’t the first measure regarding transgender people that he announces since he joined the White House in January.

The Republican president abrogated in February the measures taken by his predecessor Barack Obama to allow, for example, transgender people to go to the bathrooms of their choice.

The decision has raised a wave of protests in the United States, notably in Times Square, New York.