Disabled Combat Veteran Speaks Out On Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Disabled Combat Veteran Speaks Out On Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Shortly after President Trump announced Wednesday morning that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, a disabled combat veteran spoke out about the president’s decision via Twitter.

J.R. Salzman, an Iraq war veteran who lost his right arm below the elbow and sustained a traumatic brain injury during combat in 2006, explained why Trump’s decision to bar transgender individuals from serving makes sense.

“You can hack it or you can’t,” he said. “Political correctness has no place in the military.”

In 2005, Salzman won an ESPY Award for Best Outdoor Sports Athlete of the year. He’s also the most decorated athlete in ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games and has performed logrolling as a stuntman in “Cheaper By The Dozen 2.” You can read more of Salzman’s thoughts on his blog, here.

Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on Twitter.
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