While Trump’s dangerous nuclear brinksmanship has dominated the recent news cycle, it’s important not to lose sight of all the other horrendous policies he’s pushing behind the scenes.
It was recently revealed that his hateful ban on transgender Americans serving in the military occurred the same day as an FBI raid on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s house. It’s either a stunning coincidence that one of Trump’s most spontaneous, unexpected announcements occurred as federal agents were tearing through his friend’s house for evidence, or it’s a deliberate distraction on the part of the president.
Whatever the intent behind the transgender ban, it’s abominable. And now another voice has joined the cacophony of voices opposing the ban.
Newly confirmed Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer says that he will enforce the president’s orders – as he is legally obligated to – but that he doesn’t support the move, reports The Hill.
“On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military,” Secretary Spencer told reporters.
The Navy Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Navy, subordinate to the Secretary of Defense and the president himself, so there is a great deal of weight behind Spencer’s statements.
As for Trump, he has yet to take any practical steps to institute his transgender ban. So far it’s all blustering tweets and public statements. Hopefully, his goldfish-comparable attention span stops him from returning to the issue. American patriots deserve much better treatment than this senile old man is giving them.
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