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Real reason behind Trump’s transgender ban


Jarrod Sierocki

Celebrities react to President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

US President Donald Trump sparked controversy with his ban on transgender military ban. Picture: Saul Loeb/AFP

IT appeared to be a sudden snap decision made with little or no consultation.

But US President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the military “in any capacity,” didn’t come out of nowhere.

In fact, a congressional fight over gender reassignment surgery which threatened funding for his controversial wall with Mexico, is at least partly to blame.

According to Politico, Mr Trump was close to securing a spending bill which included funding his border wall when an internal fight with Republicans over healthcare costs for transgender troops threatened to overturn it.

Jarrod Sierocki

Mr Trump’s ban didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. Picture: Alex Brandon/APSource:AP

Some Republicans feared they might not have had enough votes to pass the legislation because def…

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