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In a typical angry blast of early morning tweets, Trump kicked (1) transgender people from the US military. That’s over 15’000 people. Ostensibly a manoeuvre to gain support from certain US Senators for Trump’s budget and his Mexican border wall who are against the military paying health costs for transgender people. #NotMyPresident.

(1) It is not sure what the status of such an act is. A tweet is not a law nor is it an executive order.

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Democracy Now | The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier in U.S. Army Speaks Out on Trump’s Military Ban.

Democracy Now | Dean Spade & Fiona Dawson: What Role Should the Military Play in the Fight for Transgender Rights?

The Guardian | The Guardian view on Trump’s transgender military ban: sad

The Guardian |  Defense Chiefs resist Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops

German Lopez, Vox | How a few Trump tweets undid one of the biggest transgender rights victories under Obama

Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post | Let me thank Trump for his tweets about transgender personnel

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