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ABC White House Correspondent Karen Travers joins Nikki Medoro Tuesday morning to discuss President Biden’s latest decisions.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order repealing former President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people openly serving in the military.
In a statement from the White House, “Therefore, it shall be the policy of the United States to ensure that all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the United States military and can meet the appropriate standards shall be able to do so openly and free from discrimination.” Explained in the White House official statement.
Karen Travers explained,
“[Biden signing this executive order] is not surprising…this is Biden filling a key campaign promise…In 2017, President Trump…announced he was ending the Obama era policy and that he would moved to ban transgender individuals from serving openly in the US military…What Biden did yesterday with that executive order, would immediately prohibit any service members from being forced out of the military on the basis on gender identity. He says that what he was doing was enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform.”
Listen to the full conversation between Nikki Medoro and Karen Travers below.