President Donald Trump‘s announced ban on transgender people in the military has drawn many opinions for and against it.
As you might guess, South Bend’s Mayor isn’t a fan.
Pete Buttigieg spoke to ABC 57 about the President’s tweets.
“I don’t know what really motivated this latest move…apparently, the President took his own Pentagon by surprise,” Buttigieg stated. “But it sounds like it’s got more to do with politics than policy.”
But that wasn’t the Mayor’s only criticism of the Trump Administration.
“I’m guessing they haven’t even thought this through or put in a plan,” Buttigieg speculated. “This presidency seems to be a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ kind of thing.”
He says it’s “really unfortunate” for the troops who will be affected because of “this sudden and apparently unresearched policy.”
The LGBTQ Center in South Bend also wasn’t short on words to say. They called Trump’s new policy “regressive” and that “the contribution of transgender military service members is significant and should be celebrated.”