Former President Donald Trump has vowed to reinstate the ban on allowing gender-confused individuals to serve in the military if he becomes the president again, the Washington Examiner reported. He made this promise at a campaign rally in New Hampshire Tuesday.
The current rule not only allows so-called transgender people to serve but also will pay for their medical care to support their chosen gender. Trump shared several changes he would make within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military should he win his 2024 bid for high office.
"I will ban the Department of Veterans Affairs from wasting a single cent to fund transgender surgeries or sex change procedures," Trump said to the delight of his audience. "Those precious taxpayer dollars should be going to care for our veterans in need, not to refund radical gender experiments for the communist Left," he added.
"I'll also restore the Trump ban on transgender in the military," the former president promised. Trump barred transgenders from serving in the military in 2017, shortly after taking office.
However, President Joe Biden rolled back the ban in the first month after his inauguration and went so far as to appoint Dr. Rachel Levine, born Richard Levine, as assistant secretary of health. Levine later made history as the first "female" four-star admiral in the history of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, CBS News reported.
"This is a momentous occasion and I am pleased to take this role for the impact I can make, and for the historic nature of what it symbolizes," Levine said in a statement at the time. "May this appointment be the first of many like it as we create a more inclusive future."
Besides undoing this insanity, Trump has also pledged not to allow the military to go "woke." He plans to reinstate members of the military who were fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccines.
Trump also said he would address veterans' issues like suicide and homelessness. He slammed the Veterans Administration and its "corrupt" officials and promised to right its wrongs.
"I will ask Congress to take every penny of those funds to finally build a brand new state-of-the-art VA hospital right here in the great state of New Hampshire," Trump said. The former president received strong military support in New Hampshire with the forming of the coalition "Veterans for Trump," which was announced ahead of the rally.
"When President Donald Trump was commander in chief, our nation's veterans had a leader fighting to ensure that their service and sacrifices to our country were honored," coalition co-chairman and Marine Corps veteran John Coughlin said in a statement. "President Trump has always been a champion for the men and women who served our nation by ensuring they received great care, benefits, and jobs," Coughlin added.
"He held corrupt government bureaucrats accountable for their lack of care and made sure the VA was treating veterans with honor and dignity," he stated. Perhaps this perception is what has helped Trump's popularity endure.
According to an NHJournal/Co/efficient poll released this week, Trump is far ahead of his Republican primary challengers in New Hamshire despite his legal woes. Even with several concurrent court cases against him still pending, 57% of primary voters said they would still choose Trump even if he were in jail.
"As a pollster, I wonder if there is any other political figure in America who could generate this level of loyalty,” the CEO of Co/efficient Ryan Munce said. "It will be difficult for any Republican to peel away these voters."
There was never any doubt about how much Trump loved the military and loved his country. This fact cuts through all of the rhetoric, all the noise, and all of the false accusations thrown at him from the left.