The hate and bigotry that flows in President Donald Trump’s fleshy veins runs strong still as the White House plans to provide recommendations to the Defense Department on just how they propose to ban transgender service members from the United States military.
He drew much criticism for the policy move – which he announced via Twitter last month. However, last month it was just a series of tweets, and people were assured you couldn’t change policy on Twitter.
Now, it’s a policy move that is nearing legitimacy, and it still draws severe criticism from those even in the military. It even received criticism from Congress including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.). One retired veteran, Col. Morris Davis, took to Twitter and responded to the news that the ban was nearing implementation, and it has since went viral.
Scanning through the comments, Twitter users loved it. Several also reminded Trump that at one point he promised the LGBTQ community he would fight for them unlike Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Others simply shook their collective virtual heads at the nonsense that Trump is trying to institute to appease his evangelical base.
Many others mentioned the fact Trump himself dodged the draft by receiving five deferments — four while he was in school and another for bone spurs in his feet after he graduated.
Others also reminded Trump that his two sons, Eric and Donald Jr., were still young enough to enlist.
Furthermore, many also voiced the situation banning transgender service members would put us in with a president as diplomatically inept as Trump. Trump practices diplomacy over Twitter in a way that will probably land the United States in a war with anyone. Along with that, news that North Korea can fit a miniature nuclear warhead into a ballistic missile is pretty much terrifying. Then there’s the situation with Russia. Not to mention anything else Trump could sink America into.
Additionally, people brought up the fact that transgender service members were just as willing to sacrifice themselves to fight for their country as anyone else.
You can check out several of the responses below.
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