Conservative Leader, Weston Martinez, Interviewed on San Antonio TV Ch.4 on Trump’s Transgender Policy
by Matthew Seedorff
President Trump has announced a new ban on transgender people serving in the United States Military.
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory,” said President Trump in a tweet. “And cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
According to a recent Rand Corp study, roughly 25 hundred active military members are transgender.
We spoke with Olivia Olivarez, a former U.S. Petty Officer and a transgender.
“I was born male,” said Olivarez. “I wanted to transition, but I still had 4 years left on my military contract.”
In 2016, a policy was approved by President Obama’s administration, that allowed transgender people to openly serve in the armed forces. On Wednesday that rule was reversed by President Trump.
“As far as I know, red, white, and blue represent all of us,” said Olivarez. “We’re all able to fight for our flag and our freedom.”
However, Weston Martinez from “Texas Values,” supports Trump’s decision.
“The President is going to have our armed forces more focused on the mission of killing the bad guys,” said Martinez. “Protecting Americans, then carrying out social engineering programs.”
“My personality hasn’t changed since I have been discharged from the military,” said Olivarez. “My appearance has to better fit who I think I am.”
“God bless them, and the choices that they’ve made,” said Martinez. “Our military should be focused on the mission at hand. That’s getting the bad guys.”
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