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Trump’s New Navy Secretary Opposes Trump’s Transgender Ban: ‘Any Patriot’ Should Be Allowed to Serve

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‘Any Patriot That Wants to Serve and Meets All the Requirements Should Be Able to Serve in Our Military’

President Trump’s newly-confirmed Secretary of the Navy opposes his ban on transgender service members. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer Thursday night said while he will follow any command given by the Commander-in-Chief “any patriot” should be allowed to serve in the nation’s armed forces, The Hill reports.

“We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,” Secretary Spencer told reporters after a visit to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. 

But he also respectfully expressed an opposing opinion on transgender soldiers.

“On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military.”

Spencer is not the only senior U.S. military official to oppose Trump’s total ban on transgender service members, which has yet to be implemented after the President tweeted it out of the blue two weeks ago.

Last week the Coast Guard commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft, expressed strong support for transgender service members.

“I will not turn my back,” he recently told one transgender service member. “We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.”

New polling released last week finds the vast majority, nearly seven out of 10 Americans (68%) support transgender people serving in the military.

The White House reportedly has approved “guidance policy” to implement the ban, but there apparently has been no movement on the document.

On Thursday, perhaps aware of the extreme backlash his ban has received, Trump pushed back.

Speaking of transgender people, Trump told reporters, “I have great respect for the community.”

“I think I’ve had great support, or I’ve had great support from that community. I got a lot of votes,” Trump falsely claimed. Only 14 percent of the LGBT community voted for him, far less than other GOP candidates.

Wrongly claiming “it’s been a very complicated issue for the military, it’s been a very confusing issue for the military,” the president added, “I think I’m doing the military a great favor” by announcing the ban. That’s actually false.

As NCRM has reported, Trump is facing at least one lawsuit filed this week, which charges the ban is unconstitutional. He’ll also have to find about $1 billion to implement it.

There’s still time – join the more than 1000 people who have signed our petition: Tell President Trump You Support Our Transgender Service Members and Oppose His New Ban

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Trump Reverses on Illegal Hosting of G-7 at His Own Resort – Blames ‘Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility’

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President Donald Trump late Saturday night finally reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his Doral Miami resort in June of 2020. Ignoring numerous Republican lawmakers, legal experts, and bipartisan condemnation of his unconstitutional and illegal decision the president instead blamed the “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

Curiously, Trump announced his administration would “begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately.”

But on Thursday Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a rare White House briefing that the administration had conducted an exhaustive search for the best space to host the G-7 leaders, and fairly decided Trump’s Doral Miami resort was “perfect.”

Earlier: Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

Mulvaney went so far as to claim the White House had looked at 12 locations, including two in Utah, but decided on the Doral.

He also preemptively refused to release any emails or other items documenting the search process.

But if an actual search had been conducted, it would make sense to simply announce the 2020 G-7 would be held at the next “best” locale. Instead, Trump announced a new search would be conducted.

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Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

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After tremendous public and private  bipartisan condemnation of his decision to host the 2020 G-7 at his own Miami resort President Donald Trump Saturday night appeared to be laying the groundwork of reversing the unconstitutional and illegal decision.

In an insane series of tweets the president did what he always does: blamed the media for holding his feet to the fire in accurately reporting the consequences of his actions.

“I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms,” Trump tweeted, adding that “each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!”

Also going “crazy” are Republicans and legal experts.

Should Trump host the G-7 at any of his properties he would reportedly be violating at least one if not several laws, and the U.S. Constitution.

Many quickly took to Twitter to express their condemnation yet again.

 

 

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‘This Is a Real Warning’: Ex-Campaign Aide Bluntly States Clinton Didn’t Go Far Enough Criticizing Tulsi Gabbard

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On MSNBC Saturday, former Clinton campaign official and director of SiriusXM progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell said that not only did Hillary Clinton do nothing wrong for criticizing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), she should have if anything gone even harder.

“I think she didn’t go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we’ll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we’re going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she’s saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake,” said Maxwell.

Related: ‘Malevolent Kraken’: Tulsi Gabbard Mocked After Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Claim Russia Is Grooming a Woman Democrat

“In 2016, anchors literally laughed at Hillary Clinton when she said it was Russia,” Maxwell continued. “Robby Mook went on television and said, ‘It was Russia that was hacking our emails and releasing them on Wikileaks.’ We were laughed at. I would like everyone to listen to us now because I, on the campaign, had that red banner over my email that said, ‘Government hackers are trying to infiltrate your account.’ So, this is a real warning. And I think that we would be smart to listen before it’s too late.”

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