President Trump said today (July 26, 2017) that the U.S. military will not accept transgender troops into its ranks or allow them to serve in any capacity, according to the USA Today website.
Trump said that, after consulting "with my generals and military experts," the U.S. government "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military."
He added, the U.S. 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."
Democrats disagreed. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., head of the House Armed Services Committee, called Trump's order "an unwarranted and disgraceful attack on men and women who have been bravely serving their country."