No doubt if POTUS has his way . . . disabled, women, racial minorities, religious minorities, lesbians, and gay men will be removed from our military - one group at a time - so that only straight white men will be allowed to serve. Remember the old anti-nazi school poem . . . first they came for . . . and I did not speak out because I was not . . . then they came for me . . . and there was no one left to speak out. My opinion is POTUS does not have the authority to make this decision . . . it is entirely inconsistent with General Mattis and many other military leaders decision to study the issue for the next six months . . . it is merely POTUS knee jerk reaction . . . and it is entirely likely congress and the courts may act to restrain POTUS knee jerk reaction . . . on constitutional equal protection and numerous other grounds. Warmest Regards, Sandy :)
Update: Keep in mind not all transgender serrvicemembers are transsexual. Only about 6,000 out of 1,400,000 (0.043%) of transgender citizens seek transsexual surgery each year - meaning that if there are 6,000 to 15,000 transgender service members then only 3 to 7 service members are at all likely to seek transsexual surgery each year.