US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he decided to ban transgender
Americans from serving in the military because they take a “massive amounts of drugs.”
Trump told Britain’s ITV television in a wide-ranging interview that the military had strict rules regulating the use of prescription drugs.
“They take massive amounts of drugs, they have to, and you are not allowed to take drugs, you are in the military, you are not allowed to take any drugs,” Trump said.
“And they have to, after the operation they have to, they have no choice.”
The ban went into force in April following a protracted legal battle that went all the way to the US Supreme Court.