"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you"Transgendered people suffer from a mental disorder. To have the federal department charged with the mission of carrying out the defense of the nation acting as if it's not has been deeply troubling. If any governmental function needs to prioritize basic reality, it's the military.
As I say, the key to defending this move in the face of the howls and shrieks from the Left is to stick to the principle involved. This is not about Trump. (The Hill article to which I link tries to make it so, calling it a "gesture to the conservative base"; that may well be how he is looking at it. This is so overwhelmingly sensible, though, that no serious person can find a substantive reason to oppose it.)
We move forward today a little less burdened by infantile delusions. Not that we are completely free of them, but when acquiescence is removed on a given front in our culture war, it merits noting, in a celebratory tone.