Joint Chiefs to troops: 'No modifications' to transgender policy
'We will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect,' Marine Gen. Joe Dunford writes.
Well, this is a weird twist in the “trans military ban” story - Trump never actually discussed anything with the Department of Defense or issued any kind of formal order. He just impulse-tweeted that trans people were banned. So for the moment, there’s no actual policy change and trans people are still allowed, with trans healthcare still covered by military plans.
I don’t know if this situation will last for long, but it’s a reminder of just how incompetent and unprofessional our would-be dictator is. He declared a major and extremely unpopular military policy change on Twitter, with no planning or consultation with the DoD at all, lied about discussing it with generals, and then he never actually put in the order.