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President Donald Trump has decided to ban transgender from the military, focusing mostly on the cost of keeping them in service. The POTUS released a series of tweets explaining why…

As reported by NBC Washington:

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” saying they would cause “tremendous medical costs and disruption.”

Transgender people have been able to serve openly in the military since June 2016, when then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended a ban. Trump had tweeted at the time, during the presidential campaign, that he would fight for the LGBT community.

His announcement on Wednesday did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.

At the Pentagon, members of the staff of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared to have been caught off guard by Trump’s tweets.

“We refer all questions about the President’s statements to the White House,” said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. “We will continue to work closely with the White House to address the new guidance provided by the Commander-in-Chief on transgender individuals serving the military. We will provide revised guidance to the Department in the near future.”

The White House press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Pentagon’s website still said, as of Wednesday morning, that “transgender Service members may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military solely for being transgender individuals.”

Trump tweeted that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” he added.