It just keeps getting worse and worse.

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This morning, President Donald Trump tweeted his decision to ban transgender people from any U.S.military service.

He said he had made the decision after consulting with “my [g]enerals and military experts.”

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump tweeted.

“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. Thank you”

The U.S. military is the largest employer of transgender people in the world, employing an estimated 15K trans currently. These are patriots. Brothers, sisters. Americans. Marginalizing them as a base-play is a threat to our democracy, security and *real* American values.

This – much like so much else of Trump’s presidency – is a disgusting assault against decency.

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Tim is an elementary educator on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, NYC whose writing interests primarily focus on Education and Economics. He holds a Masters in Education from Pace University and currently resides in Hastings, NY. He is also a die-hard Mets fan.