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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: Trump Transitions To Transgender Military Ban

President Donald Trump abruptly transitioned away, yet again, from another Obama-era policy when he recently tweeted that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity.

It's not the first time Trump has rescinded policies favorable to the LGBTQ community since being in office; he reversed the Obama administration's guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity earlier this year.

Nonetheless, the Commander in Chief's three-tweet proclamation has re-ignited the debate on civil rights versus social experimentation and who exactly is fit to serve in the United States military, the subject of this week’s Rasmussen Minute.