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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Politico: Trump Banned Transgenders from the Military To Secure Money for The Border Wall


From Politico:
After a week sparring with his attorney general and steaming over the Russia investigation consuming his agenda, President Donald Trump was closing in on an important win. House Republicans were planning to pass a spending bill stacked with his campaign promises, including money to build his border wall with Mexico. 
But an internal House Republican fight over transgender troops was threatening to blow up the bill. And House GOP insiders feared they might not have the votes to pass the legislation because defense hawks wanted a ban on Pentagon-funded sex reassignment operations — something GOP leaders wouldn’t give them. 
They turned to Trump, who didn’t hesitate. 
In the flash of a tweet, he announced that transgender troops would be banned altogether. Trump’s sudden decision was, in part, a last-ditch attempt to save a House proposal full of his campaign promises that was on the verge of defeat, numerous congressional and White House sources said. 
The president had always planned to scale back President Barack Obama-era policies welcoming such individuals in combat and greenlighting the military to pay for their medical treatment plans. But a behind-the-scenes GOP brawl threatening to tank a Pentagon funding increase and wall construction hastened Trump’s decision. 
Numerous House conservatives and defense hawks this week had threatened to derail their own legislation if it did not include a prohibition on Pentagon funding for gender reassignment surgeries, which they deem a waste of taxpayer money. 
But GOP leaders were caught in a pinch between those demands and moderate Republicans who felt the proposal was blatantly discriminatory. 
“There are several members of the conference who feel this really needs to be addressed,” said senior House Appropriations Committee member Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) on Tuesday. “This isn’t about the transgender issue; it’s about the taxpayer dollars going to pay for the surgery out of the defense budget."
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4 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Looks as if DJT isn't stupid, after all. The mainstream media and the GOPers portray him as stupid 24/7.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:13:00 pm  
Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

These surgeries (too many to count) can cost upwards of one million dollars. Facial feminization surgeries alone count for about 1/2 dozen surgeries.

Can't afford this and want the taxpayer to bear the cost? Join the military! Let Uncle Sam pay for your gender phobia!

Bottom line? You cannot be combat ready if in the queue for multiple elective surgeries.

These are ELECTIVE surgeries!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:47:00 pm  
Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

Addendum: Texas is taking on the genderphobes. Soon - they will have to use the public restroom based on the sex denoted on their birth certificate.

Hey! If they don't like it let them pee at home or carry a port-o-potty wherever they go.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:49:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

TLEP,
Hey! If they don't like it let them pee at home or carry a port-o-potty wherever they go.

I like those ideas!

Keep them out of the ladies' room that I am occupying. Heh.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:03:00 am  

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