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"We just lost everything we worked for", said Vietnam veteran Rebecca McDonald.

Republican' Caitlyn Jenner has come out to slam President Donald Trump's newly announced policy of banning transgenders in the United States armed forces. "There's so much progress and I feel that a president who says that he's for all American people to be more...he's not being diverse he's not accepting all people as Americans he picks and he chooses who is a true American in my opinion", said Dizon.

Trump said in his tweets that the military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender [sic] in the military would entail".

"There are people who are retiring in the military, there are people who've done 18, 19 years and are about to retire and now it's all taken away from them", he said.

The Pentagon has asked the White House for a written directive spelling out its intentions and directions on transgender policy so the military can now begin implementing guidance, according to a defense official with direct knowledge.

They held signs saying "Resist!" and listened to speakers who denounced the ban, which Trump announced on Twitter.

"Makes me angry, it makes me really angry, but this is the war that we have to fight right here in our homeland", Bender said.

It's quite clear to Zabel that Trump's rhetoric on Wednesday was more about causing political stir than actually benefiting the military in any way.

"Thousands of transgender service members defend our country", Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said in a tweet. "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military -regardless of their gender identity". "Removing thousands of transgender individuals now serving would damage our security and make it more hard to recruit the best possible fighting force going forward".

Shari Zabel was not pleased with President Trump's tweets on Wednesday.

U.S. actor Royce Christyn tweeted: "You are aware that the "T" in LGBTQ stands for trans, right?".

Trump's announcement has led to widespread criticism from the two parties' congressmen, as well as social activists and celebrities.

Sen. Bill Nelson wrote, "All those who meet the military's qualifications should be able to serve".

"Our nation's military leaders are in the best position to decide which policies will maintain a strong national defense and uphold national security", he said in a statement. Indeed, [Defense] Secretary [James] Mattis recently reaffirmed that all service members should be treated with dignity and respect.

As one of the first openly transgender people in the military, Fox knows this from personal experience.


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