July 27, 2017: PRES. TRUMP’S TRANSGENDER BAN

President Trump surprises the Pentagon and the public with his decision to ban all transgender people from serving in America’s armed forces.  What does this mean for the 15 thousand transgender individuals who are currently serving in the military?  We talk to the first openly transgender U.S. Navy Seal, Kristin Beck.

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> GOOD EVENINDEMOD WELCOME TO 'METROFOCDEMOI'M JACK FORD.

PRESIDENT TRUMDEMOARTED A FDEMOTORM YESTERDAY AFTER HITTING TWITTER ANDDEMOOUNCED THAT TRANSGENDER INDIVDEMOLS WILL NO LDEMOR BE ALLOWED TO SERVE IN THE MIDEMORY.

THE DEMOIDENT IN A FLURRY OF TWEEDEMOECLARED THAT, QUOTE, AFDEMOCONSULTATION WITH MY GEDEMOLS AND MILITARY EXPERTS, PLEASE BE ADVISED THDEMOITED STDEMO GOVERNMENT WILL NOT ACDEMO OR ALLOW TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS TO SERVE IDEMOY CAPACITY IN THE U.S. DEMOTARY.

OUR MILITARY MUST BE FOCUDEMOON DECISIVE ANDDEMORWHELMING VICTORY AND CANNOTDEMOBURDENED WITH THE TREMENDOUS DEMOCAL COST AND DISRUPTION THATDEMONSGENDER INDEMO MILITARY WOULD ENTAIL.

THANKDEMO.

DEMOQUOTE.

ACCORDINGDEMOPENTAGON SOURCES, IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE SDEMOD TWEET THATDEMOITARY OFFICIALS RECEIDEMOTHE NEWS THE PRESIDENT WAS ANNOUNCING A PEDEMONEL CHDEMO.

TIME MAGAZDEMOS ZEKE MILLER SAID THE ADMINISTRATION DEMOHRILLED THE MEDIA IS FODEMONG ON THE TRANSGENDER SERVICDEMOMBER ISSUE,DEMOOPPOSED TO OTHER PREDEMOG MATTERS SUCH AS HEADEMOARE AND THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITHDEMO ATTORNEY GDEMOAL JEFF SESSIONS.

PRODEMOS TOOK PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN REACTION TO PRDEMOENT TRUMP'S DEMOON TRANSGENDERED MEN AND WOMEN JOINING THE DEMOD FORCES, INCLUDING RDEMO HERE IN TIMES SQUAREDEMOTHE ARMY RECRUITINGDEMOTION.

'METROFOCUS' PRODUCER WIDEMOONES IS STANDDEMOBY WITH A GUEST WHO HAS MUCH INDEMOT AND A PERSONAL STAKE IN DEMO MATTER.

DEMO?

DEMONKS, JACK.

AS JACK MENTIONED, THOUDEMOS OF TRANSGENDEMOSERVICE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE BEEDEMORBIDDEN FROM SEDEMOG.

THDEMODDEN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRESIDENT TRDEMOIS A STARK REVERSAL FROM DEMOOBAMA ADDEMOSTRATION.

PRDEMOENT TRUMP STATED HIS DECISION DEMO AFTER CONSULTATION WITH HIDEMONERALS AND MILITARY EDEMOTS WHO WENT UNNAMED.

JODEMOG ME NOW IS SOMEONE WHO HDEMOORE THAN JUST A PERSONAL STAKE IN DEMO DECISION AND THIS DDEMOE.

CHRDEMOAN BECK IS A RETIRED UNITED STADEMONAVY S.E.A.L. CAME OUT AS DEMOANS WOMAN.

HER BOOK DETDEMOD HER 20 YEARS IN THE NAVY ADEMOEING THE FIRST OPENLY TDEMOGENDER U.S. NAVY S.DEMOL.

THANK YDEMOOR JOINING US.

GENERAL MDEMOS, THE DEFENSE SECRETARY DEMOUNCED LAST MONTH HE WADEMODERGOING A SIX MONTH SODEMOF REVIEW INTO THIS PARTICULAR PDEMOY.

JUST A MONTH LATDEMODONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCES DEMO ON TWITTER.

QUITE ABDEMO.

TELL ME WHAT YOUR REDEMOON WAS.

DEMOHE FIRST REACTION WAS LIKE ALMOST EVERYONE IDEMOE MILITARY AND TDEMOONTH WAS SURPRISED.

I THINK THIDEMOS KIND OF A SNAP DECISION BY PRESIDEMO TRUMP AND ADEMO FOLKS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

IT DOESN'T MAKEDEMO SENSE.

DEMO SEEMS TO BE CLEAR IS THDEMOHERE'S A SIGNIFICANT DEGREE OF DEMOUSION OVER THE IMDEMOENTATION.

SARAH HUCKABDEMOANDERS COULDN'T ANSWER DIRECTLY DEMODIRECT IMPACTDEMOWOULD HAVE ON THE THOUSANDS THAT DEMOCURRENTLY SEDEMOG.

SPEAKINDEMO THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THDEMOLITARY, WHAT ARDEMOEY FEELING NOW?

DO THEY BELIEVE THEDEMOAREERS IN THE MILITARY COULD BEDEMOING TO AN IDEMOENT END?

DEMOF COURSE THEY ALL THINK DEMO'RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR MILITADEMOAREERS ENDED.

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF JDEMOCAME OUTDEMOH THAT TWEET.

SO, I MEADEMOE'RE ALL WORRIED, DEMOKNOW ALL THE FOLKS IN UNDEMOM.

DEMOMYSELF AND ALL THE VETERANS IDEMODED.

BECAUSE THISDEMOL HAVE REPDEMOSSIONS.

NOT ONLY ON POSSIDEMOUP TO IN THEDEMOITARY, BUT ALL OF US VETERANS ANDDEMOS AN IMMENSE EFFECT THAT I'M NOT SUREDEMOTHE WHITE HOUSE UNDDEMOANDS.

YOU MENTIONEDDEMOUSANDS.

YOU KNOW SOME WHO ARE CUDEMOTLY SERVING ACROSDEMOE GLOBE.

WHADEMORT OF ROLES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT, EASILY REPLDEMO?

ITDEMOOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULTDEMOREPLACE A LOT OF THESDEMOLKS.

I BRING UP OFTEN ONE DEMOY FRIENDS WHO IS IN UNIFORM DEMOT DEMO DEMORMY TRANSGENDER PERSON.

SHE HAS MULTIPLE TODEMOIN COMBAT IN AFGHANDEMON.

SPEAKS ADEMOC FARSI AND FIVE OTHER LANDEMOES.

HOW DO YOU RDEMOCE THAT PERSON BETWEEN THE EXPEDEMOCE ALONE IT'S DIFFICDEMOTO REPLACISM BUT THEN ALL THODEMOANGUAGE SKILLS?

WE'RE JUST, YODEMOOW, GOING THROUGH HOODEMOND DOING EVEDEMOING WE CAN TO GET LINGUISTS TO BE IN DEMOVE DUTY RDEMO.

WHAT IDEMOT DO YOU THINK THIS HAS ON THE MORDEMOOF THE MILITARY ANDEMOE GENERAL EFFECTIVDEMOS AT A VERY IDEMOTANT TIME?

THE MORALE AT THEDEMOTE DEMOE, AND THAT MORALE AND THAT DISRUPTION AND EVERDEMONG ELSE IS DIFFERDEMOTHAN IT IS FOR PEOPLE DOWN ON THE GDEMOD AT THE TROOPDEMOEL.

IF YOU'RE TALKING ADEMO SOMEONE LIDEMOE WHO IS ON A TEAM AND THERE ARE 16 OFDEMO WE WORK VERY CLOSELY TOGETDEMOAND WE ALL TRUST EACH OTHER, YOU KNOW,DEMOH DEMOLIVES EVERY DAY.

AND YOU TRUST DEMO BECAUSE OF THEIR CAPDEMOITY, BECAUSE OF THEIR EFFECTIDEMOSS AND WHO THEY DEMO YOU'REDEMOKING WITH THEM DAY-TODEMO.

ATDEMOT LEVEL, THERE'S REALLY NO DISRUPTIDEMOECAUSE WE'RE THERE EVERYDEMO WITH EACH OTHER.

WE KNOW DEMO OTHER.

IT'S DEMOA BIG DEAL.

SO I DON'TDEMONK THERE'S A CONNECTION BETDEMO THE TROOP LEVEL ANDEMOE WHITE HOUSE OR THE PENTADEMOLEVELS.

IT'S A DIFFERENTDEMOE OF THODEMO.

ONE OF DEMOTHINGS THAT FACTORED IDEMOTHE PRESIDENT'S DECISION ACCORDING TO HIS TDEMOS DEMOTHE COSTS INVOLVED HERE.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT SDEMOES WHICH SHOW DIFFERENDEMOINGS.

ONE THAT'SDEMOT COMMONLY CITED WAS ONE CARRIED OUT BY THDEMOND CORPORATION LAST DEMO.

THEY ESTIMATE $10.86 MILLDEMOTO CODEMOTHE GENDER TRANSITION HEDEMOCARE COST.

THAT EQUATES TO .00DEMOF THE BUDEMO.

WHAT DO YOUDEMOE OF AN ARGUMENT MADE YEDEMODAY, EVERY DOLLAR NEEDS DEMOE SPENT TO ADDRESS THREATS FDEMOG OUR NATION.

HOW DO YOU RESPDEMOTO THAT?

THAT'S EDEMOLY WHAT WE'RE DDEMO.

WHAT DEMOENS TO THAT LINGUIST?

THAT DOLLAR SDEMO ON SOMEONE WHO ISDEMOECTIVE.

SHEDEMOKS ABOUT EQUIPMENT, TANKS AND DEMOES AND A TIRE ON A DEMOEE.

THAT'S TDEMOOLLAR SHE'S TALKING ADEMO.

WHAT ABOUT THE DOLLADEMOOUT PEDEMO?

ABOUT TDEMONVESTMENTS INTO THOSE FODEMOFOR ALL THE TRAINING, FOR THE SCHOOLS, FODEMOE EXPERIENCE THDEMOAINED ON MULTIPLE TOURS IN ADEMONISTAN.

SHE DOESNDEMONDERSTAND.

AND PEOPLE ANDDEMOLITY AND EXPERIENCE OF THOSE PEOPDEMOTHE DEMOBILITY OF THOSE PEOPLE IS DEMOMORE IMPORTANT THAN THE COST OF ODEMOUMVEE.

GDEMOOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

THERE ARE 18DEMOER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORDEMOHAT CURRENTLY HAVE TRANSGENDEDEMOOPLE SERVING.

TAKE A LDEMOAT THOSE OTHER COUDEMOES.

THEY'VE HAD TRANSGENDEDEMOOPLE SERVING DEMOANADA FOR DECADES AND UK AND AUDEMOLIA.

ISDEMO.

I MEAN, DEMOE'S SO MANY NATIONS AROUND DEMOWORLD THAT WE COULD DEMOTHEIR DATA AND THEIR EXAMDEMO AND HOW EFFECTIVE THEY DEMO

WE'RE TALKDEMOPOLICY HERE, SOMETIMES WHEN YOU TALDEMOLICY, IT'S SORT OF HARD TO DEMOIZE THE HUMDEMOMPACT ON THIS.

I WANT TO TDEMOBRIEFLY TO YOUR SDEMO.

YOU'RE SOMEONE DEMOSERVED IN THE MILITDEMOFOR 20 YEARS.

YOU CAME OUT AS TRANDEMODER AFTER YOUR SERVIDEMONDED.

WERE YODEMOMEONE WHO -- DO YOU FEEL YOU WERE SUPPRESSDEMOYOUR FEELINGSDEMOING THE TIME OF THE MILDEMOY AND HOW DID THAT IMPACT DEMO SERVICE?

BASICALLY THIS IS ME ADEMOHIS WDEMOE THE WHOLE TIME AND THAT PERSODEMOU SEE WITH A BEARD IN ALL THOSE PICDEMOS, THAT'S ME, DEMO.

TDEMOIS ALL OF ME.

HOW DO YOU SUPPRESS YDEMOOWN DEMONITY?

HOW DO YOU SUPPRESDEMOIRIT?

HOW DO YOU SUPPRESSDEMO THAT DEMOF?

YOU DON'T DEMO TO BECAUSE THIS ISDEMOT ME.

MY POINT BEINGDEMOTHE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONDEMOMAKING THAT DECISIONDEMOT OF THE IDEA OF DEMOTING AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE PEOPLE FELT MORE OPEN CODEMO OUT AND BYDEMORODUCING A POLICY LIKE THIS, YOU MIGHT THENDEMOOST REVERSE THAT DEMOE PEOPLE FEEL LESS COMFORTABLE BEDEMOHONEST.

MDEMOESTION BEING, HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO THE QUALITY OFDEMOVICE YDEMOIVE?

YDEMOE EXACTLY RIGHT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA DEMOHIS DIRECTIVES AND THE DDEMO., PENDEMON WAS IMPLEMENTING THOSE DIRECTIVEDEMOROUGH THE POLICIES AND A SHIFT TOWARDS OPDEMOG UP TO DEMOSGENDER PEOPLE.

ADEMOHE SERVICE MEMBERS, THEY DID FEEL COMFORTDEMO AND THEY WERE GETTINGDEMODY TO COME OUT AND EVERYTHDEMOWAS -- A LOT OF THIDEMOWERE CHANGING.

NOW WITH A DOOR BEING SLDEMOD SHUT, SUDDEDEMOTHERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLDEMOST LEFT OUT, YOU KNOW, THE RUG HAS BEEDEMOLLED FROM DEMOR THEM.

IT'S GOIDEMOO CAUSE A LOT OF DDEMOPTION BECAUSE OF THAT TWEET, BDEMOSE OF THIS NEW DIDEMOIVE.

DEMONOT EVEN SURE IT'S LEGAL.

YOU MENTIONED THDEMOGAL RADEMOCATIONS.

TDEMOWILL END UP IN THE COURTS.

I CDEMO THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR JOINIDEMOS HERE.

A FORMER NAVY DEMOA.L. AND A DEMO ISLAND NATIVE, WE SHOULD MDEMOON THAT.

THADEMOOU FOR JOINING US.

DEMOK YOU.

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