President Trump announces ban on transgender military service on Twitter

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WASHINGTON (WILX) -- President Trump has announced on Twitter that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the United States Military.

He says the military must be focused on victory, and the military can't be "burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption" that transgender service members would create.

He did not provide any details about how the new policy would be enacted or when it would go into effect.

Ash Carter ended the ban on transgender service in the military in June of 2016. In June of 2017, military leaders announced a six month delay on allowing transgender people to enlist in the military.

There are already transgender troops who are serving in the military. The president's announcement does not make clear how current transgender military personnel will be affected.

News 10's Clayton Cummins is getting local reaction from the Jackson chapter of Transgender Michigan. Look for the story tonight on News 10 at 6 p.m.