US government will no longer accept or allow transgender people to serve in military

 
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The US government will not accept or allow transgender people to serve in "any capacity in the US military", Donald Trump tweeted today.

The Pentagon lifted a long-standing ban on transgender men and women serving in the military a year ago, however a policy that allows transgender people to enlist has not yet been implemented - and never will be, according to Trump's announcement.

The US President kept the world in suspense after tweeting the first half of his message:

Then waiting several minutes before adding the second part:

The reason behind the decision was revealed in a third tweet:

In June 2016, the same month the ban was first lifted, Trump tweeted his support for the LGBT community:

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