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WATCH: Transgender veterans shocked by Trump's trans military ban

28 July, 01:42 PM

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause.

Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said the Army was ‘blindsided’ after Trump tweeted the announcement.

Many transgender veterans expressed shock and fear following the announcement. 

It is unclear when the implementation of the policy will take place. 

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