Trump’s Reason For Banning Trans Military Members Doesn’t Add Up

President Trump says he wants to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces because their healthcare is too expensive — while the U.S. military spends millions on erectile dysfunction pills. 🤔

Trump LGBTQI Military Restrictions

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Trump showcased his support for the military. But the day before, he explained why he is banning trans people from serving in the U.S. military.

Piers Morgan on his TV show ask Trump, “Why did you feel the need to ban transgender people from serving in the military?”

Donald Trump says, “Because they take massive amounts of drugs, and they have to, and also, you’re not allowed to; in the military you’re not allowed to take any drugs. You take an aspirin. And they have to after the operation, they have no choice.”

But how true is that?

The U.S. military does not prohibit service members from taking prescription medicines and pays for all FDA approved servicemember medications based on data from the PHCoE.

Donald Trump says, “People were going in and asking for the operation -- you know the operation is 200,000, 250,000 dollars, and getting the operation, the recovery period is long and that’s not the way it is, you can’t do that.”

The total military spending for healthcare in 2018 was $44 billion according to the Department of Defense. Medical services for transgender members of the military cost $8 million between 2016 and February 2019. Around $84 million was spent on erectile dysfunction medication, like Viagra. Morgan also asked Trump what he thought of transgender military members who have received honors for their service during the interview, which took place during Trump’s three-day state visit to Great Britain.

Donald Trump ends with, “I’m proud of them. I think it’s great,” he said. “But you have to have a standard and you have to stick by that standard. We have a great military and I want to keep it that way. Maybe they’d be phenomenal. I think they probably would be. But again, you have very strict rules and regulations on drugs and prescription drugs and all of these different things, and they blow it out of the water.”


06/10/2019 6:03 PMupdated: 06/10/2019 6:11 PM
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  • Bonnie A.
    06/10/2019 18:07

    This is correct and no should the Armed Forces pay for anything like this

  • Karen Z.
    06/10/2019 18:10


  • Erwin Y.
    06/10/2019 18:11

    your right mr president , its MILITARY .... use your talent somewhere ....

  • Stefan W.
    06/10/2019 18:17

    Trump, Shut your fat ugly face.

  • Antonio N.
    06/10/2019 18:17

    Ok idc if you want to have a sex change thats your choice but the government should not be paying for it or viagra

  • Brut
    06/10/2019 18:22

    The transgender military ban would cast out people like 20-year Navy SEAL vet Kristin Beck.

  • Dale K.
    06/10/2019 18:26

    Most join to get their sex change paid for!!!!

  • José A.
    06/10/2019 18:31

    There's no amount worth of money enough if you give your life for your country, but this is about the ridiculous excuses to exclude trans people.

  • Pat M.
    06/10/2019 18:37

    Just remember if we get into another world war don’t be drafting any people that are gay or transgender they can’t fight for their country either. But We will fight to supported a lying draft dodger... hahahaha! SMH! No the government should not pay for sex change or Viagra , anybody that wants to fight for their country in the United States should have that right .

  • Jose B.
    06/10/2019 18:39

    Don’t forget his twice a draft dodger! Fraud!

  • Marit M.
    06/10/2019 18:45

    Funny that he didn't want to in list... free Viagra! 😂

  • Milan T.
    06/10/2019 18:57


  • Elizabeth T.
    06/10/2019 18:57

    This is completely incorrect. Trump doesn’t feel tax payers should have to foot the bill for individuals seeking to get gender reassignment surgery or treatment for gender dysphoria. Also, anyone that was already in the military by the date of trump’s executive order is grandfathered in, hence the order does not apply to them. As a veteran if the us army, I’ve never heard of an active service member being prescribed ED medication from a military physician (must be something new from the Obama administration)

  • Paul S.
    06/10/2019 19:08

    Cheaper than your golf trips you snobby prick. Crawl back under your rock. #fakepresident

  • Reza V.
    06/10/2019 19:37

  • Joe H.
    06/10/2019 19:38

    Hypocritical heresy spoken by a CONfused CONman!!!

  • Charles M.
    06/10/2019 20:43

    A transgender army that will go around the world trying to have a pride war 😂😂😂

  • Johnny B.
    06/10/2019 21:05

    BERNIE 2020 <3

  • ريم ا.
    06/10/2019 21:37

    الله يحفظ الجيش والأمن في امريكه من والمخربين امين يارب والكوره الارظيى في انحاء العالم

  • Michael v.
    06/10/2019 21:46

    Can anyone put this man on front in line of fire omg this man doesnt have any brain 😂