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VOL. 41 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 21, 2017

Ex-Army chief says Trump turned back on troops

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army secretary says he's angry and shocked that President Donald Trump would — in his words — "turn his back on thousands of transgender Americans serving today."

Eric Fanning served under President Barack Obama and was the first openly gay head of any military service.

Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to declare a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S.

Here's what Fanning is telling NBC's "Today Show": "If you're a transgender service member anywhere in the world, you are very nervous about what you're hearing, and now you're probably very confused and very frightened about what the future holds for you, when your commander in chief tweets a message like this, essentially dismissing your service."

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