Trump’s Reason To Ban Trans From Military Was To Gain Funds For His Border Wall: Report
Donald Trump announce on Wednesday through a series of tweets that he will stop allowing transgender people to serve in the military. His excuse was that the cost would be too high for their medical expenses.
According to Politico, Trump’s reason for banning transgender people from the military was to secure funding for his border wall.
Politico writes that “an internal House Republican fight over transgender troops” threatened to blow up a deal in the House of Representatives that would have provided funds for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Politico came to this conclusion after Trump “didn’t hesitate” to announce his opposition to transgender service members after anti-trans Republicans threatened to withhold funding for the wall unless he barred transgender people from serving in the military.