Donald Trump says transgender individuals will not serve in the military in any capacity

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump says  transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity.

The announcement could mean the reversal of a decision by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama to allow trans people to openly serve in the armed forces.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump said after consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military.

He said the US military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.