Our compassionate so-called President signed the directive to discriminate and stigmatize transgender persons in the military.
It read: "The presidential memorandum also bans the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment regimens for transgender individuals currently serving in the military." Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security "to determine how to address transgender individuals currently serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant."
The White House official who briefed reporters on the memo on Friday evening declined to say whether current transgender troops would be allowed to remain in the military under those policy guidelines. (From CNN)
The excuse being used was the cost of treating such persons which has been estimated to be about $5million to $10million per year. This is equal to about 3 or so trips to Mar A Lago by the so-called President.
This is a small fraction of what it costs to treat erectile dysfunction, alcoholism, drug abuse, PTSD and so on in the military which no one has suggested be withheld. Why is the so-called President doing this?
Here is the answer: the so-called President's motivation is to satisfy his bigoted base and more importantly PUNISH those who oppose him. He does not care who gets harmed in pursuit of his revenge.
From FoxNews: ""Anybody who hits me, we’re gonna hit them ten times harder," Trump stated."