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Trump Falsely Claims He Implemented the Trans Troops Ban Because of a (Nonexistent) Prescription Drugs Policy

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05.06.2019

Two months after the administration’s transgender military ban went into effect, President Trump has trotted out a new—and false—justification for the rule: that the military does not allow prescription drugs.

Trump made the claim on Good Morning Britain in an interview Wednesday morning with his friend Piers Morgan. When asked why he implemented the ban, Trump said that he was considering the requirements of sex reassignment surgery. “Because they take massive amounts of drugs; they have to,” he said. “You’re not allowed to take drugs—you’re in the military you’re not allowed to take any drugs. And they have to after the operation, they have to, they have no choice, they have to. You would actually have to break rules and regulations in order to have that.”

That assertion is false in........

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