As we reported earlier Wednesday, President Trump announced a complete ban of transgendered individuals in the military “in any capacity” in a series of tweets. Naturally, the Borg-like collective known as the modern American left engaged in a nationwide freak-out with hate, threats and demands that he resign.
Star Trek Actor George Takei issued a somewhat empty threat, disguised as a “warning” to the president:
“Donald: With your ban on trans people from the military, you are on notice that you just pissed off the wrong community. You will regret it.”
Donald: With your ban on trans people from the military, you are on notice that you just pissed off the wrong community. You will regret it.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 26, 2017
On notice? Regret his decision? What is Takei threatening? Violence?
One person responded:
Because, up until now, George was totally giving him the benefit of the doubt…
— aThirdOfDuane (@aThirdOfDuane) July 26, 2017
Writer Sarah Wood called Trump a bigot and DEMANDED he resign:
Transgender individuals lay down their life for this country! You deferred five times, coward! RESIGN NOW, you bigot! https://t.co/k37Jj47qZw
— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) July 26, 2017
Warren Kinsella, a member of the “blue-checkmark” brigade who proudly declares his continuing support of Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party, called Trump a bigot and displayed a remarkable ignorance of the military, stating that “transgender people can fire a gun as well as anyone else.”
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 26, 2017
Note to Kinsella: As a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, there’s a WHOLE lot more to serving in the military than the ability to fire a weapon.
And of course, there were the obligatory death wishes and threats to murder Trump, because that’s just the way liberals roll:
Wtf is wrong with trump seriously? Saying transgender people can't be in the US military, someone kill him please???
— kim⁷ | JK DAY? (@yoonminempire) July 26, 2017
On DT's Ban of Transgender personal:
If I ever meet Donald Trump in real life, I will fucking kill him.
— Big_Oøf_Crøw ? (@Tuckered_Crow) July 26, 2017
Transgender people are not a fucking burden and if you voted for Trump I hope you die and I hope he goes with y'all stupid mother fuckers
— Delice (@delie14) July 26, 2017
The Human Rights Campaign weighed in, claiming Trump’s ban will hurt military readiness:
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 26, 2017
Actually, military leaders seem to be all over the map on the subject.
“Spending billions of dollars on transgender surgeries and treatment plans, when the military has other priorities that would actually ensure its effectiveness in war, is irresponsible,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, who now works with the Christian-based Family Research Council.
“However, the cost to readiness, recruitment, retention, morale and cohesion will be even greater,” he added. “Secretary Mattis and Congress need to ensure the priorities of the U.S. armed forces remain those that the secretary has outlined: mission readiness, command proficiency, and combat effectiveness. These should be the new priorities, not the last administration’s social engineering projects that ignore military readiness.”
Other retired generals like Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, the former deputy chief of staff for intelligence during the Clinton administration, Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, deputy surgeon general for force management until her retirement in 2008, and Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, former chief of the Army Nurse Corps, however, urged the Defense Department to permit transgender recruitment.
Many of those critical of Trump on social media claimed there are 15,000 transgendered military service members, but actual figures from the Rand Corporation say the number is far less.
According to the Washington Examiner:
The Rand Corp. found last year that about 1,320 to 6,630 transgender troops serve in the active-duty forces.
There has been debate over whether the military would have to pay for gender-reassignment surgery as part of its healthcare coverage and whether such treatment might hamper deployment. Rand found the medical costs would be about $2.4 million to $8.4 million annually, a maximum of 0.13 percent of active-duty healthcare costs.
California Democrat Ted Lieu called Trump a bigot, adding:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 26, 2017
So as the hand-wringing and head-exploding commences on the left, keep in mind one very salient point made by Joshua Caplan in a post at the Gateway Pundit:
You’ll notice not one individual provided any study or report supporting the idea that transgenders serving in the armed forces contributes to its overall success.
Good point. After all, I don’t recall seeing any proof anywhere that suggests fewer troops would have died during Operation Overlord if transgendered soldiers were allowed to serve.
The Pentagon, meanwhile, has deferred all questions on the subject to the White House, saying that revised guidance will be provided in the future.
— Get Ur Solution (@GetUrSolution) July 26, 2017
One person, however, sarcastically suggested a bright side to Trump’s guidance:
There is that…
- Warfighters in the US Military, Transgenders Once Again Banned
- Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez: When Dems take House, we’re going to ‘eliminate’ Trump
- Transgender Airmen now get special treatment under political correctness
- ‘Impeachment isn’t enough’: Maxine Waters suggests exiling Trump, inspires calls to kill president
- George Takei crudely suggests Trump should have never been conceived after Paris accord announcement
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