Okay, I'm going, WTF are you doing that for today? Your in a public pissing contest with your AG. Your kids are on Capitol Hill behind closed doors being questioned about your campaign. Your party can't pass shit after 7 years of yelling and screaming and you PROMISING they could pass shit! You have a moment with BOY SCOUTS that blows up in your face. And you TWEET about TRANSGENDERS in the military? WHY NOW?

Apparently, somewhere tucked in an appropriations bill for TRUMP'S BORDERWALL, is some sniggling amount for 'gender reassignment surgery'. You put that in, you don't get your wall. Politico says its the brass saying no. So the ASSHOLE IN CHIEF does not go his legal department or DOD's legal department, he just tweets out the new LAW. I have no idea if this is actually the brass, I'll give the benefit of the doubt that it is. The GOP in each or both branches tells him 'we have a problem' and poof, problem solved.


Inside Trump’s snap decision to ban transgender troops

A congressional fight over sex reassignment surgery threatened funding for his border wall.


By RACHAEL BADE and JOSH DAWSEY
07/26/2017 02:07 PM EDT


After a week sparring with his attorney general and steaming over the Russia investigation consuming his agenda, President Donald Trump was closing in on an important win. House Republicans were planning to pass a spending bill stacked with his campaign promises, including money to build his border wall with Mexico.

But an internal House Republican fight over transgender troops was threatening to blow up the bill. And House GOP insiders feared they might not have the votes to pass the legislation because defense hawks wanted a ban on Pentagon-funded sex reassignment operations — something GOP leaders wouldn’t give them.

They turned to Trump, who didn’t hesitate. In the flash of a tweet, he announced that transgender troops would be banned altogether.

Trump’s sudden decision was, in part, a last-ditch attempt to save a House proposal full of his campaign promises that was on the verge of defeat, numerous congressional and White House sources said.

The president had always planned to scale back President Barack Obama-era policies welcoming such individuals in combat and greenlighting the military to pay for their medical treatment plans. But a behind-the-scenes GOP brawl threatening to tank a Pentagon funding increase and wall construction hastened Trump’s decision...


Inside Trump?s snap decision to ban transgender troops - POLITICO