John McCain and Caitlyn Jenner are just a couple of the people who spoke out against President Trump after he decided to ban transgenders from the military. “Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,” said McCain who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.
“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. We should all be guided by the principle that any American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so—and should be treated as the patriots they are,” said McCain.
Transgender ‘hero’ Caitlyn Jenner, who had voted for Donald Trump in the election showed disgust in President Trump’s latest decision. “There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?” she tweeted. However, this is untrue, RAND statistics show that their are only about 4,000 transgender soldiers in the military.
Transgender actress Laverne Cox also condemned the order “My fellow trans Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable. Your lives, safety, & service matter. #TransIsBeautiful” she wrote.
Former Star Trek actor George Takei had an especially huge meltdown over the issue. “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. Invidious discrimination against any group must be opposed by all. Straight/Cis allies: Will you stand with LGBTs?#TransRightsAreHumanRights,” he tweeted.