President Donald Trump's desire to ban transgender people serving the USA military has already run problems. Senior military bosses the Pentagon have said that there will be "no modifications" to its policy allowing transgender people to serve it receives more formal notification the White House. Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford said in a statement: "In the meantime, we will continue to treat all our personnel with respect." He added: "There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received the Secretary of Defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance."
President Trump made his announcement a surprise tweet Wednesday. It said: "The United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve any capacity the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender the military would entail." The decision reversed a policy that was approved the Defense Department under President Barack Obama. Republican John McCain disagreed with Mr Trump. He said: "Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving."