Sen. Orrin Hatch, other GOP senators disagree on Trump's policy on transgender in military

Sen. Orrin Hatch, other GOP senators disagree on Trump's policy on transgender in military. (Photo: AP)

(KUTV) Utah Senator Orrin Hatch disagrees with President Trump's statement made on Twitter Wednesday morning stating transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity."

Sen. Orrin Hatch disagreed with the statement and shared his statement online later that morning.

"I don't think we should be discriminating against anyone," Hatch wrote in a statement. "Transgender people are people and deserve the best we can do for them."

Early in the morning President Trump created a social media storm as he tweeted out a series of tweets about his future policy plans for transgender people in the military.

He cited "tremendous medical costs" and the "disruption that transgender in the military would entail" as his reasons for his position.

Hatch went on to say he looks forward to getting more information from military leaders regarding the policy Trump tweeted this morning.

See those tweets below.

Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was a POW during part of his miliary service issued a statement on Trump's series of tweets.

"Any American who meets current medical & readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving," McCain said, who recently was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.

Social media reacted to Trump, his children, specifically Ivanka Trump who tweeted about her support for the LGBTQ community back in June.

Here's the a Twitter Moment gallery of social media reaction to the news.



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