This is madness, folks.
What kind of times are we living in where outspoken “activists” enjoy more power than a DC outsider we elected to clean house? Has everyone forgotten who is the Commander in Chief?
In an apparent snub and outright rejection of President Trump’s tweet-storm regarding barring transgender persons from enlisting in our military, the Department of Defense released a statement today that says there will be no changes whatsoever to existing policy regarding the issue.]\
According to Fox News:
The Department of Defense declared Thursday there will be “no modifications to the current policy” on transgender service members for now, a day after President Trump issued a surprise three-tweet directive banning those troops from the military.
In a memo to service chiefs and commanders, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. declared no changes to the policy until “the President’s direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance” — which has not yet happened.
“In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect,” Dunford said in the memo obtained by Fox News. “As importantly, given the current fight and the challenges we face, we will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions.”
Dunford’s statement suggests Defense Secretary James Mattis wasn’t given any significant heads up on the policy change. Mattis was on vacation when Trump tweeted. Mattis has also been publicly silent amid questions about Trump’s announced ban, though the White House said Wednesday that Mattis was “immediately informed” of Trump’s decision.
Dunford himself was not aware that Trump was going to announce the ban, a U.S. official said.
Trump’s Wednesday morning tweets reversed an Obama-era policy of allowing transgender troops to serve. Trump wrote:
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our 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. Thank you.”
Just a few hours after President Trump announced the travel ban via his tweets, the Department of Defense turns around and does this?
When will the obstruction and madness end?
General Mattis will undoubtedly give the order as soon as possible and end this debacle once and for all.
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Source: Fox News