Trump Says Transgender People Should Be Barred From Military
In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump declared that transgender people will be banned from the military.
Though there aren’t yet any formal guidelines in place, this would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. Since last October, transgender servicemen and servicewomen have been able to receive medical care and start formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon’s personnel system. Trump did not say what would happen to transgender troops already in the military. Read the story from The AP.
Trump Blasts Attorney General
Trump took to Twitter (again) to slam the Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a series of not-so-subtle tweets, leaving the AG’s future dangling. Read the story from The AP.
Obamacare Repeal Clears Small Hurdle
Trump said that with the Senate’s vote to allow consideration of a health care bill, “We’re now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health care for the American people.” Read the story from The AP.
Amazon Job Offers
Amazon is hosting a giant job fair at warehouses across the country next week. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full time, and most of these jobs will count toward Amazon’s previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year. Read the story from The AP.
Video Music Awards
MTV’s Video Music Awards ceremony will be held Aug. 27. Check out the full list of nominees over at Mic.