Local Democrats attack Trump over tweet about transgender troops in the military


Local Democrats attack Trump over tweet about transgender troops in the military

Chicago-area Democrats in Congress blasted President Donald Trump’s surprise tweet Wednesday saying he would not accept or allow transgender troops in the military, with Democrats assailing the move as “stupid” and “bigoted.”
Most Chicago-area Republicans declined Tribune requests for comment. An exception was GOP Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, who took issue with Trump’s decree, saying in a statement: “In settling these sorts of matters, we are better served by a thoughtful review like the Department of Defense has undertaken.” He declined to say specifically whether he supports or opposes Trump’s bid to bar transgender troops.

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