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Sen. Blunt Slams Trump for Announcing Transgender Ban on Twitter

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 09:28 PM

President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban “deserves more than a Twitter conversation,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Wednesday on KMOX in St. Louis.

“The Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense, postponed some decision on this two or three weeks – a couple of weeks ago," Blunt said on the "Mark Reardon Show.”

"I don't know what their current view is. It would matter to me what their current view is, and it probably deserves more than a Twitter conversation," he added.

Trump on Wednesday announced on Twitter a rollback to an Obama-era policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military.

"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," he said.

"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."

Other Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, disagreed with Trump.

"The President's tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter," he said in a statement.

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President Donald Trump's transgender military ban "deserves more than a Twitter conversation," Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Wednesday on KMOX in St. Louis."The Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense, postponed some decision on this two or three weeks - a couple of weeks ago,"...
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