News Comment #1

In the article “Donald Trump signs memorandum banning transgender people from joining the military” published by Stacey Leasca, she tells about exactly what the title describes: banning transgender people from being able to join the military. Using other sources in her article, she tells details of how many possible transgender people are in the military currently, how what is going to happen to them is “unclear,” and that Trump is in denial of how small the cost of gender reassignment care really is (“0.1%”) by saying “Our military […] cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Though Leasca doesn’t give an outright opinion, but she does give the sense throughout the article that she isn’t the happiest with Trump’s newest memorandum.

Read the original article here.


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