United States of America president, Donald Trump, has controversially announced a ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military.

He made the surprise declaration via his Twitter count, saying the decision was made after “consultation with my Generals and military experts.”

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There are an estimated 2,500 transgender personnel in the United States military.

It has been met with criticism from a lot of people, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.