White House unsure of transgender troops' immediate future

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was interviewed Sunday morning by ABC News George Stephanopoulos who got her to say that the White House now supported a Russian sanctions bill it previously fought back against

Thursday, the Joint Chiefs effectively refuted President Donald Trump's announcement of a transgender military ban via Twitter.

In a sign of the confusion caused by the move, Pentagon officials initially declined to speak about the policy shift.

Sanders joked at the beginning of the briefing about rumors that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer might appear on Dancing with the Stars.

Yet critics of President Donald Trump, such as the left-leaning Center for American Progress, have pointed out in the past that his policies could dramatically roll back certain gains working mothers have made in recent years. Huckabee Sanders said Trump was 71.

The Department of Defense is the largest single employer of transgender individuals in the us, according to multiple sources.

Q: What happens to transgender servicemembers now? Since then, there have been no public reports of indiscipline or social issues within the ranks of the military that would cause concern.




Things had changed during the Bush administration: Dana Perino, the first Republican woman to serve as press secretary, served alongside a female Homeland Security adviser, Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Transportation, counselor to the President and legislative director.

Donald Trump's approval ratings have hit some of the lowest levels in U.S. history, but the White House has released a letter which shows the President at least has the support of a nine-year-old boy. He even mentioned gay rights in his speech at the Republican national convention.

Politico reported Wednesday Trump may have been seeking to end a congressional budget fight over paying for sex-reassignment surgery for service members, which threatens funding for the wall on the Mexican border.

The reaction to the president's Tweets was swift.

In the letter, the child goes on to tell the president about their Trump-themed birthday party. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Armed Services panel, told CNN. "We should all be guided by the principle that any American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so-and should be treated as the patriots they are".

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, refused to answer questions about what Trump's tweeted announcement means for the current policy, including whether transgender people already serving in the military will be kicked out.

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