President Donald Trump said he’d consider the possibility of eliminating the gender-nonconforming troops from the US military as a candidate for president.
In an interview with The Hill published Thursday, Mr Trump said “there’s nothing in the constitution that prohibits a person from serving in a way that aligns with their gender identity.”
The president said he would make such an announcement during a press conference next week.
“We have to have an honest discussion about whether there’s something that we’re going to do in terms of what we’re doing in terms to change the way that we do the military,” he said.
“I’m going to be honest with you, there’s nothing on the Constitution that prohibits you from serving if you’re biologically male.
It’s a private matter, I’m talking about what we have to do to protect our military. “
There’s nothing wrong with that.
Mr Trump also discussed his opposition to allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces. “
But there is a point where we can’t allow transgender troops to serve in the United States military.”
Mr Trump also discussed his opposition to allowing transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces.
“You’re going down the road of having people who want to be a man, who want the uniform and they want to live in a man’s world,” he told the reporter.
They’re not going in.” “
They are not going into the military.
They’re not going in.”
Mr Pence said last week that the US should allow transgender people who identify as male or female to serve, but he said he “would not necessarily” allow transgender soldiers to serve as well.
“Let me say this, the President has said that he would be open to a plan that could be worked out with members of Congress, with members from both parties, to allow transgender members of the military to serve,” Mr Pence told ABC News.
That’s a decision for the military.”