TNDP Statement on President Trump Barring Transgender Americans From Serving


Nashville, Tenn. (July 26, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on President Trump barring transgender Americans from serving in the military:

“Today President Trump declared that transgender Americans would be barred from service in the US military. Like many men of privilege, President Trump avoided his duty to his country during Vietnam, getting five deferments, including one for bad feet. No one is less qualified to tell other Americans they cannot serve their country. Every American deserves the opportunity to honorably serve no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they live.”