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Trump: Transgender ban is "a great favor" to the military

Evan Vucci / AP

After his security briefing this afternoon, President Trump made his first public comments on his decision to ban transgender individuals from the United States military since his tweets announcing the policy, saying that he has "great respect for the community" but his choice was the best decision for the military in "a very difficult situation."

QuoteIt's been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I'm doing the military a great favor.