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Chelsea Manning Appears at White House to Protest Trumpís Transgender Military Ban
News Gurdian ^ | July 28, 2017

Posted on 07/31/2017 3:54:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chelsea Manning, a transgender activist and former Army intelligence analyst who was imprisoned for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents, showed up to the White House on Thursday morning to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

Trump announced his decision to ban transgender service members on Wednesday via Twitter, spurring Manning to appear at the White House the following day to protest the policy change, the Washington Examiner reported.

Manning, a transgender woman who was formerly known as Bradley, posted a photo to Instagram in which she referred to the White House as the “new ground zero of the war on trans people.”

Trump made waves with his announcement on Twitter, in which he said that, after “consultation with my generals and military experts,” transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in “any capacity in the U.S. military.”

The series of tweets drew immediate responses and criticism from reporters, celebrities, and lawmakers from both political parties.

The Department of Defense has indicated that it is not prepared to implement the policy change.

“There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president’s direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance,” wrote Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Manning initially responded to the president’s announcement by calling his decision “cowardice.”

Trump made waves with his announcement on Twitter, in which he said that, after “consultation with my generals and military experts,” transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in “any capacity in the U.S. military.”

The series of tweets drew immediate responses and criticism from reporters, celebrities, and lawmakers from both political parties.

The Department of Defense has indicated that it is not prepared to implement the policy change.

“There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president’s direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance,” wrote Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Manning initially responded to the president’s announcement by calling his decision “cowardice.”


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; manning; transgenders; trump; trumpdod; trumpwinsagain
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1 posted on 07/31/2017 3:54:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, no pictures...


2 posted on 07/31/2017 3:55:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (RuPaul and Yertle - our illustrious Republican leaders up the Hill - God help us!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is the poster child justification for the military ban! Glad he showed up.


3 posted on 07/31/2017 3:57:43 PM PDT by TruthFactor (Hang em', Hang em' High.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, Bradley? You’re the reason. You.


4 posted on 07/31/2017 3:57:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least he was not in uniform


5 posted on 07/31/2017 3:57:55 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTF? The LGBTQUERTY idiots want to parade this treasonous piece of trash out as an example of transgender people serving honorably.

These people are insane.

6 posted on 07/31/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT by Lysandru
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They don't see that Bradley just proves Trump's point.
7 posted on 07/31/2017 3:59:09 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a movie script this would be rejected as too far-fetched. Fiction can't keep up with our bizarre reality.

The insufferable chutzpah of "Chelsea" Manning defies credulity.

8 posted on 07/31/2017 4:00:22 PM PDT by stormhill
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What a perfectly excellent example of the horrible consequences we might expect from putting sexually troubled people in uniform.
9 posted on 07/31/2017 4:01:20 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except for convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No matter what color lipstick Bradley puts on his lips he’s still a screwed up male with gender identity issues.


10 posted on 07/31/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s courageous, actually, to ban trans queer folks. Continuing Obama’s disastrous policy would be the coward’s way out, Brad, you traitorous pos.


11 posted on 07/31/2017 4:05:47 PM PDT by subterfuge (Build the damn wall...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I guess that validates the media propaganda about Tranyys serving honorably in the military


12 posted on 07/31/2017 4:05:57 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, at least his lip stick color matches his cap. Is that the uniform of the day?


13 posted on 07/31/2017 4:06:21 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Seaplaner; All
"Chelsea Manning, a transgender activist and former Army intelligence analyst who was imprisoned for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents, …"

"What a perfectly excellent example of the horrible consequences we might expect from putting sexually troubled people in uniform. "

I agree 100%.

This “soldier” did not serve honorably.

14 posted on 07/31/2017 4:07:57 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The military should check to see if there are any counts that good old Chelsea can still be tried for to put him back in Leavenworth


15 posted on 07/31/2017 4:09:05 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chelsea is soooo hot with that Goth purple-black lipstick, dontcha think?


16 posted on 07/31/2017 4:09:28 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw it. Wow, not an attractive person. Even worse makeup style.


17 posted on 07/31/2017 4:09:50 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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Still a dude. An ugly dude.

Chromosomes are chromosomes.


18 posted on 07/31/2017 4:09:52 PM PDT by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go home, freak!


19 posted on 07/31/2017 4:10:11 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: forgotten man

Do you know he’s actually still on active duty until his case is readjudicated?


20 posted on 07/31/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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