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Military transgender ban: discrimination or just another disqualifying condition?

President Donald Trump announced this morning that the United States military will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people. The president made the announcement in a series of posts on twitter, saying, “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.”

Today on “Dana,” Dana Loesch discussed the president’s decision with Jim Hanson, Executive VP of the Center for Security Policy, noting in particular the numerous disqualifying conditions for which people might be rejected from the military that are not considered discriminatory.

“If you’re flatfooted, you could be rejected for service. If you have anxiety issues, if you have a peanut allergy, anything that could pose as an obstacle for becoming part of a fighting force…you could be rejected or discharged. Why would this be any different?” Dana asked.

“Because it was a very popular issue with President Obama’s PC, liberal, progressive crowd,” Hanson said. “It has absolutely nothing to do with…any discrimination, hate, or bigotry.”

To see more from Dana, visit her channel on TheBlaze and watch full episodes of “Dana” live weekdays 6–7 p.m. ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

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