FRIDAY DOCUMENT DUMP: Trump Signs Transgender Ban As Hurricane Coverage Dominates All Networks

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump on Friday directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, following through on his intentions announced a month earlier to ban transgender people from serving.

The presidential memorandum also bans the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment regimens for transgender individuals currently serving in the military.

Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security “to determine how to address transgender individuals currently serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant,” the White House official said.

The White House official who briefed reporters on the memo on Friday evening declined to say whether transgender troops would be allowed to remain in the military under those policy guidelines.

UPDATE: The DNC reacts.

“This order is a moral abomination, a threat to our national security, and an outright betrayal of all those who wear our nation’s uniform. Transgender Americans already bravely serve in our armed forces and risk their lives every day to protect the American people, but yet, our president turns a blind eye. Democrats will fight this enormous step backwards and won’t stop until LGBTQ people have full equality in America and all capable people can serve our country openly.” – DNC Chair Tom Perez.

  • Mayor Bee

    I think I speak for everyone FUCK YOU

  • thom

    Something else that is getting missed on TV News… North Korea just launched another ballistic missile

    • Chucktech

      Trump knows. This is what he’s doing about it. That’ll show ’em…

      • thom

        Update.. 3 missils within 30 min

        • Chucktech

          Damn, now he’s gonna kick out the homos, too.

  • OdieDenCO

    donny is a petty little man

  • Sashineb
  • April

    President bone spurs says what?

    • Which foot again? Oh, thats right he can’t remember.

  • BeaverTales

    He is detestable, a bully and a hypocrite.

    • And that’s his good side.

      • fastlanestranger

        When every side is a bad side, they’re all your good side.

    • Cuberly

      …I’d add pathological liar to that list.

  • Paula

    Hey, Donnie, just offer every Transgendered service member $1.000.000 if they agree to leave the service. I think that might persuade them to leave,

    • shellback

      How much is that in rubles?

      • Furface

        Just north of 58.5 million.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Harvey is a Cat 4 now

    • Joe in PA

      Trump arranged that.

    • Paula

      Somebody is not praying hard enough.

    • thom

      People not evacuating for hurricane told to put Social Security numbers on arms – ABC News – https://t.co/QzHonQMbbM via @ABC

      • Todd Allis

        Wow. A bit morbid but could come in handy I guess.

      • Stogiebear

        Let’s see how many of them think to use indelible ink.

  • Joe in PA

    and all factors that may be relevant…

    Who the fuck says shit like this? This is about peoples lives! They are about as buttoned up as the Gov of Texas.

    • Kruhn

      That is legalese for you, bud.

  • royinhell

    Because they NEED that money to help pay for all that desperately needed military Viagra!

    • Fuel for the presidential golf cart.

  • Paula

    The only thing that is good about Trump is that he is 71. I am 60, I will live long enough to see him in the fucking ground. I hope his grave is desecrated on a regular basis.

  • Todd20036

    And then the next sane President will rescind this stupid order

    • thom

      Lets hope we get one

    • Chucktech

      And just when might that be?

    • ZhyKitty

      Meanwhile, people already in the military, already taking hormones for their transition, will now be cut off from their meds and care.
      It makes my stomach hurt to think about how desperate they must be feeling right now.

      • thom

        Just to clarify, it appears the medical ban is only on surgeries (for now)

        • ZhyKitty

          Well, that’s still terrible…
          I can’t even think of any words bad enough to describe him.
          He makes me physically ill.

          • bzrd

            how about an oozing pile of putrefaction

          • thom

            Absolutly! I agree

  • JWC

    Trump is an asshole this will go nowhere about the only Trump can pass is gas https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ef6b148124f230bcd914e94053237aa236017a297262fda17e5da5fffae3f5d.jpg

    • margaretpoa

      This will go nowhere? He’s the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. It’s done. It has gone somewhere. The only thing Congress can do about it is to pass legislation protecting trans service members with a veto proof majority and since 9/10s (at least) of the Republicans want to stop us using public restrooms, I really don’t see that happening. Do you?

      • JWC

        yup the more people he pisses off the more he will be stopped he is not GAWD he works for the people

      • Ken M

        It’s a bit more complicated than that. Here is the process that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell had to go thru to be formally repealed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Ask,_Don%27t_Tell_Repeal_Act_of_2010 I know it’s WIKI, but i was looking for it fast : )

        • margaretpoa

          Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was had to be repealed legislatively because it was a Department of Defense Directive, while President Obama’s trans inclusive policy was never so formalized, (which was negligent on his part but heck, he also believed Clinton would be the next President. All Il Duce Arancia has to do is issue a formal DoD Directive, (which he just did). Now if Congress wants to repeal THAT legislatively, then I hope they do, sooner rather than later but I don’t believe that’s likely to happen. I was thrown out of the Navy for trans in the military in 1991. Please don’t pretend you know more about this issue than I do

          • Ken M

            I’m sorry if I came across that way, as well as for you went through. It wasn’t my intention.

  • margaretpoa

    Every day I don’t think I can loath this piece of shit more and every day I find a way to.

  • barrixines

    Vindictive prick.

  • thom

    Is it true that Texas officials have asked Texas residences that have not evacuated the border islands to write their names and SS# on their arms? My husband said CNN just reported it.

    • SoCalGal20

      The mayor of one of the towns said that. I didn’t catch which town it was. But that’s not unheard of when people refuse to evacuate. Write your name and SSN with a sharpie on your arm in case the worst happens.

      • thom

        Damn.

      • houstonray

        Rockport. It’s a town near Corpus, with large, beautiful homes on waterways…none built up on stilts and all mostly surrounded by water and canals. So many people have not evacuated. I’m afraid those houses will be destroyed by tomorrow morning.

        Here in Houston, during Ike, the mayor and emergency officials of Galveston and it’s surrounding areas said the same thing.

        Sad fact of life for those that refuse to leave.

        • SoCalGal20

          Thanks. I realized it was Rockport after I posted. Sounds like a lovely place. Such a shame. I hope people are ok.

          And I hope you’re ok! Stay safe out there!

          • TJ

            Hopefully the Goose Island Live Oak, aka ‘The Big Tree’, in Rockport survives another hurricane. Around 1000 years old it has weathered a few hurricanes.

          • TJ
  • Chucktech

    My fantasy is that the Secretaries of all the services plus Secretary Mattis, McMaster and Kelly all stand up and say “No, Mr. President, we’re not doing this. Fire us if you don’t like it.”

    • scream4ever

      There are indication that it may well happen.

    • djcoastermark

      Please please let this be true.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Ah, but that would presuppose that they have integrity.

      I would be happy to be proven wrong, but I suspect I won’t be.

    • another_steve

      That would constitute insubordination. Trained military professionals won’t go there.

      What they might do is drag their heels in implementing the thing.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • bzrd

      like the blinking eyes

  • Cuberly

    Well, instead of going on a graphic and inappropriate rant I’ll just say this.

    I don’t want to risk getting banned from JMG.

    • ohbear1957

      It’s likely that a good many of us are thinking along the same lines.

      On the lighter side, Cuberly: I’m wearing stronger reading glasses and have just realized that your avatar is not a picture of someone wearing a yellow life jacket. I feel like Quincy Magoo.

      • Reality.Bites

        Oh how I envy you your previously poorer vision. Not for Cuberley’s avatar, of course. But people have been posting some really gross images lately. I’m of the opinion that people like Trump and Bannon have no need for digital “enhancement”

        • ohbear1957

          “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
          ~ Dorothy Parker

      • another_steve

        On the contrary, Cuberly’s avatar is what my people, the Jews, refer to as “Moses of the Twinkies.”

        On our High Holy days, we parade the image around and spread whipped cream on our faces in thanksgiving.

      • Cuberly

        Ha! Nope no life vest, just Moses holding twinkies.

        😉

        http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/438/693/f80.jpg

    • another_steve

      Fyi, Joe is the most tolerant blogmeister that ever there was.

      For him to ban you from JMG (assuming you’re not a spammer or recognized troll), you have to have been convicted of mass-murdering elderly disabled nuns who were in the process of singing “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” to a village consisting largely of starving orphans.

  • Ken M

    Obama signed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, in Dec 2010. The Pentagon implemented it in Sept. 2011, and that was a lot more popular, and better know by the public than this is.

  • thom

    Related… this hurricane is getting crazy

  • SoCalGal20
    • Lazycrockett

      You know your dealing with special when you have to tell people to leave gators alone.

      • Cuberly

        “Welll ga’ll dern Vern, there be a big ole lizard back yonder. What say we go pet it!”

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m pretty damn sure I’ll be leaving them alone after the water recedes and it would be the same were I actually in Texas.

  • OdieDenCO

    donny signs hate memo, Harvey goes cat 4. coincidence?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • JWC

      did anyone ever notice that Trump has the pride flag upside down This is done with a banner for 1 of 2 reasons Distress or Disrespect

  • Lazycrockett
  • shellback

    GUILLOTINE the FUCKING NAZI TRAITOR.
    Let me know if that’s too strong a sentiment.

    • netxtown

      Once isn’t enough. Slice the fucker down like a cheap Vegas prime rib…

  • Reality.Bites

    OT emotionally empowering cuteness.

    https://68.media.tumblr.com/2c382bccbf79af17c409dbb933c76c39/tumblr_ov8gd9ktqw1sn75h6o1_500.jpg

    This is how baby elephants drink water, they don’t know how to use their trunks to drink until they are 9 months. From http://awwww-cute.tumblr.com/post/164592194895/this-is-how-baby-elephants-drink-water-they-dont

    • Bob Conti

      Oh the cuteness!!!! Thank you for this.

    • SockMikey

      I want to see some baby goats frolicking and jumping on the baby elephant’s back. 🙂

  • Max_1
  • BateWorld/BateShop

    He says he is the best friend to the LBGT community. Wonder what it would like like if he didn’t like us?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • John Ruff

      Lol. I know I shouldn’t laugh.

  • John Ruff

    I guarantee you. The Turmpf admin response will be 10,000 times worse than any Bush admin. Texans are FUCKED! Oh, wait. That’s right. They don’t need Federal support. Ha ha ha. But seriously, hundreds and hundreds are going to die.

  • Max_1
    • Ken M

      The rainbows are beautiful, but too many colors. I feel so lame pointing that out, but what can I say…I gay : )

  • Max_1
  • TexasBoy

    Asshole-in-Chief
    Here we are in Texas, facing major damage and loss of life, and Trump has nothing better to do than worry about the transgender ban. Seriously, in case of emergency, I do not care if the National Guard person that rescues me is straight, gay or trans, Mr. President.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • barrixines

      Seriously, Joe is going to have to turn off his c*nt filter for this one.

      • Sam_Handwich

        ü = ALT + 0252

        😀

        • Pat

          Let me try that ……..cnüt.

          You are a GENIUS!

      • bzrd

        kvnt

    • MikeBx2

      Trump knows the only ones keeping him afloat are his extreme base. More of this and worse to come.

    • edrex

      friday after 6 pm. profiles in coffeve.

    • SoCalGal20

      LOL what else is this asshole going to do while people are paying attention to the hurricane?

      • Pat

        Choke on his two scoops, hopefully

  • MikeBx2
  • Cuberly
  • SoCalGal20

    CA State Senator responding to the Nazis moving from Crissy Field to Alamo Square.

    https://twitter.com/Scott_Wiener/status/901217492743274497

  • Jeffrey

    He just pardoned Arpaio

    • Lazycrockett

      He’s upset cause Harvey is getting all the attention.

      • Ken M

        Do you realize how sad, but probably true, that is?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • SoCalGal20

      Ok. Garbage day is out of control now.

      So, why did he resign? Did Kelly finally get him out of there? Is Mueller putting the pressure on? Is he going to Breitbart. Is he going to be like Lewankdownski where he’s gone but not GONE? WHAT IS GOING ON?

      • Sam_Handwich

        i guess he knew his days were numbered, might as well exit during a distracting shitstorm

    • Lazycrockett

      There we go that is why hes throwing everything out there. Hes fucking pissed.

    • MikeBx2

      Trump too Nazi for most people, but not Nazi enough for Gorka.

    • Ken M

      So far The Federalist is the only one carrying this story. No offense but, I’ll wait till at least one more source is carrying it as well.

      • The Hill is covering it too. It must be true then, yeah?

        • Ken M

          The Wrap and Huff Post are announcing it, based on stories from The Federalist. The Hill is covering an amendment to kill his pay.

  • Keith D Plane

    O/t reports he has pardoned arpairo also

  • Sam_Handwich

    joe posted a new thread on Sheriff Joke pardon

  • thom

    Cynical. Using a deadly, devasting national disaster as cover. I am boiling mad.
    Arpaio
    Gorka
    Trans service

    Fuck him

    • canoebum

      He’s coming for the Dreamers next, that piece of shit.

  • Rocco

    And pardoned Arpaio! The Trump Hotel info, TG ban, & now this. The trifecta of fascist bigotry…smdh…

  • Ninja0980

    Fuck Trump, fuck LGBT person who voted for him and FUCK anyone who voted third party or stayed home.

    • And fuck anyone who watches and believes Fox or OAN news

      • ZRAinSWVA

        I thought the people that commented a Fox were bad…OAN is 10X worse. And, yes, fuck them…we had a friend who said that ‘Fox just isn’t conservative enough, so I watch OAN’. That was enough to end a 30 year friendship.

        • I came home the other day, to find my precious hubby watching OAN! Turns out he wanted to see how completely they twisted the news, he was shocked at the out and out lies they were spewing.

    • Librarykid

      UP X 10,000

  • TexasBoy

    Next up Trump appoints Michael Brown to head to FEMA during hurricane

  • FAEN

    This is on you Log Cabins. Think Hillary would have pulled this shit?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Oh, they’re just waiting for their tax cuts.

      • FAEN

        Tax cuts you can’t spend in a camp. Not that they care.

    • zhera

      LC don’t care about the little people in the military.

      • FAEN

        How can they care about anyone else when they don’t care about themselves.

    • Kruhn

      They probably don’t care about trans people at all.

      • FAEN

        They only care about their financial standing.

  • Max_1
  • netxtown

    just let it be a stroke. a heart attack. anything that will destroy this fucking monster from within….

    • TKW

      Let’s just start with an incredible bout of herpes/shingles and move up from there. Something that is disfiguring and hurts a lot. Maybe some incurable STD while we’re at it? Followed by typhoid, leprosy, psoriasis and perhaps a few well placed hemorrhoids? Just thinking out loud here.

  • boobert

    If the middle and lower income people of Texas need anything , it’s LUBE ! Your about to get fucked real good. Ask anyone from New Orleans 9th district, or anyone from the east coast ! $1 million dollar vacation homes will be the first ones to suck up all the funds. And then your republican governor will use funds to give to his buddies for things that had nothing to do with the storm. Two of my nieces lost their NJ homes to Sandy. It took over 3 years for them to rebuild, and one had to file for bankruptcy. The stack of paperwork was over 6 inches high. krispy used funds for commercial developments on the Jersey city waterfront. New Orleans has huge areas that are abandoned . Even their Six Flags is deserted and used for dumping dead bodies. If you think flood and home insurance will save you , your in for a rude awakening !

  • fuzzybits

    So,when’s the ban on Viagra?

  • Ken M

    Hurricane and Hate rally, too much for his little ego to take. It’s as if the energizing he got in AZ is just wiped away. So what does he do? Discriminates and grants an Appeal. What is that about Not My President.

  • John

    The Republican party, taking rights from American citizens since 1865.

  • Reality.Bites
  • DN

    Between this and DACA, here’s what the federal government apparently stands for:

    “Come out of the shadows! We welcome you! Oh wait, we don’t, and now that you’ve been so kind as to believe our earlier claims, we know where to find you so we’re coming for you now.”

    • Snarkaholic

      That’s why I have mixed feelings about gay households possibly being identified in the 2020 Census.

      • DN

        Bingo.

  • j.martindale

    A man with a little dick.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    THIS BEARS REPEATING: Yes, this is terrible, but it’s also a direct and foreseeable result of Democratic-leaning Americans not bothering to vote in elections.

    • joe ho

      And, more importantly, self-destructive far-left voters who sabotaged Hillary in the general election because their feelings were hurt or they didn’t think she was pure enough. They sabotaged Gore in 2000 and Clinton in 2016. Their continued savage attacks after the primary helped to depress the liberal vote.

  • JCF
  • Max_1
  • andrew

    Draft dodger Trump says no to patriotic American transgender people who may, unlike him, be willing to put their lives on the line in the service of our country. This Navy veteran says : Dump Trump.

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • SDG

    OK, so now, who’s next?

  • Sylviabsalter

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  • Avenger280

    It’s easy to hate me. I live in Texas (or as y’all like to call it TexAss.) I’d LOVE to go to Canada but the Canadian gov’t is mostly interested in under 35’s w/ a college degree. I have the degree, but I’m 57. OUTTA LUCK ASSHOLE!!!! Yes, Sr Fox and Sr Nieto hate Drumpfs guts (I’m so GLAD!!!!). That doesn’t help me. I speak conversational Spanish and Mexico is only a few hours drive away from me. I’m still afraid they would not want me (with good reason). Yeah, I agree the Texas gov’t sucks. Just remember that for every W, for every Greg Abbott, for every Dan Patrick, there is an Ann Richards. a Molly Ivins, a Bob Bullock, a Wendy Davis, and a Barbara Jordan.

  • seththayer

    Trump…the jobs killer. Fuck you.

  • Mikey

    Trump, best friend of the LGBT community (Liars, Grifters, Bigots, and Thieves).

  • joe ho

    Both parties are the same! Right, Green Partiers and Bernie or Busters?

    How Putin played the far-left into voting against its own interests.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-putin-played-the-far-left?source=twitter&via=desktop

  • Rick

    So, transgendered individuals in the military can’t even get hormone therapy now?

  • JIM W

    And for his next trick, Trump will send us back to the 1940’s and segregate service “men” and not allow non-white to have sensitive or high level positions in the military.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Guess he figured he would sign all the bad stuff in one day and no one would notice. Pathetic excuse for a President.

  • Larry Lautzenheiser

    What else could KKKroocked Donnie do?