Trump Transgender Ban Nod to Christian Conservatives

The Associated Press’s Steve Peoples reports that President Donald Trump announced on Twitter plans to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military on Wednesday. He writes, “The announcement signals a reversal from President Barack Obama’s decision to open the armed services to transgender people, a policy that also required the Pentagon to pay for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy.” Peoples adds, “For Christian conservatives across middle America who make up much of Trump’s base, Wednesday’s announcement served as a powerful reminder that he remains committed to their values.”

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