Among those who have cheered Trump's tweet, Elaine Donnelly said the president is halting “a massive social experiment.” “Expensive, lifelong hormone treatments and irreversible surgeries associated with gender dysphoria would negatively affect personal deployability and mission readiness, without resolving underlying psychological problems, including high risks of suicide,” said Ms Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness.
US President Donald Trump's effort to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace the healthcare law failed when Republicans failed to get enough votes.
Mr Trump has promised to revisit the matter US President Donald Trump has attempted twice to restrict travel into the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries.
Union leaders applaud US President Donald Trump for signing an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington DC.
Carter also had given the military services until 1 July this year to present plans for allowing transgender individuals to join the military.But on the question of what will happen to those transgender individuals who already are serving openly — estimated to number in the low hundreds — Mr Trump seemed to leave some wiggle room for exceptions.A White House official who briefed reporters on the presidential order would not say whether Trump would permit any exceptions.Dana W White, the main spokeswoman for Mr Mattis, issued a two-sentence statement saying Mr Mattis had received White House guidance on transgender policy, adding, “More information will be forthcoming.” Only one year ago, in June 2016, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals could serve openly for the first time.Prior to that, most transgender people in the military had been forced to keep their status secret to avoid being discharged; Mr Trump's order appears to have returned the military to that same situation.President Donald Trump has directed the Pentagon to declare an indefinite ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain in the military.The Obama administration had changed a longstanding policy in July 2016, declaring that troops could serve openly as transgender individuals.And it set a July 2017 deadline for determining whether transgender people could be allowed to enter the military.Defence Secretary Jim Mattis had delayed that to 1 January, 2018, and Mr Trump has now instructed Mr Mattis to extend it indefinitely.The number of incoming immigrants has surged ahead of the upcoming Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, who has pledged to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.A signature campaign promise, Mr Trump outlined his intention to build a border wall on the US-Mexico border days after taking office US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus looks on in the Oval Office of the White House.