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A solution in search of a problem

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Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:29 am

President Trump, as our nation’s “disrupter in chief,” has a particular genius for discovering problems where none exist. Case in point was his surprise triplet of tweets on July 26, announcing that he is banning transgender Americans from the military. Where did that come from, and why?

It does not appear that the ban was urged by military leadership. Indeed, reports indicate that the announcement caught the top brass by surprise. And the armed services are awaiting guidance from the White House about what should be done with transgender personnel who are currently serving in the military. It has been said that until the Pentagon gets an official word beyond a presidential tweet, the status quo remains.

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