Kim Kardashian Reacts To Trump Trans Military Ban: It's "Simply Wrong"
The entire country has been reacting to Trump's latest move that bans transgender Americans from fighting in the military. The latest political bombshell has everyone talking, celebrities included. Kim Kardashian has reacted to Trump's trans military ban along with tons of other celebrities.
The President announced this ban in a series of Tweets on July 26.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow... ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. 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. Thank you
Kim Kardashian does not speak out on politics very often. However, she shared these powerful and succinct words via Twitter.
Kardashian's tweet says,
Banning transgender people from serving our country is simply wrong. We should be so grateful to anybody who wants to serve.
Obviously, any celebrity who speaks about politics (or anything in general) receives some backlash, but Kim K's following also showed a lot of support.
This GIF of Kris Jenner was posted more times than anything else.
Kardashian also retweeted a powerful message from Organizing for Action, a nonprofit that supports many issues in the country (protection of the LGBTQ community included).
The OFA said,
Transgender Americans serve our country honorably. Discriminating against them makes our country and our military weaker, not stronger.
Kardashian is not the first celebrity to speak up about the outrageous ban. People have been expressing their disgust very publicly.
People want their voices heard that equality for all matters. Senator and former vice presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, tweeted his opinion on the matter and even called out Trump for making the decision before reportedly getting the OK from military leaders. Kaine said,
I disagree with this decision. If you are qualified to serve, you shouldn't be banned from the military. Also — did the President really consult military leaders on this? Four Star General told SASC (the Senate Armed Services Committee) a week ago they wanted time to review this.
If you're having a hard time wrapping your head around what exactly this all means, basically, it's discrimination in it's finest form. This statement from the ACLU in response to the ban should help clear things up,
This is an outrageous and desperate action. The thousands of transgender service members serving on the front lines for this country deserve better than a commander-in-chief who rejects their basic humanity. Let us be clear. This has been studied extensively, and the consensus is clear: There are no cost or military readiness drawbacks associated with allowing trans people to fight for their country. The president is trying to score cheap political points on the backs of military personnel who have put their lives on the line for their country.
So, yeah. That's why we're all so pissed.