On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week the fake news media erupted in reports that Secretary of Defense General Mad Dog Mattis reversed President Trump’s policy on transgender individuals serving in the nation’s military, flouting the president’s authority and proving that the Deep State has gained control of the administration.
However, this was a completely fictitious story written by fake news journalists to attempt to turn President Trump’s base against the administration.
In reality, Gen. Mattis is enforcing the ban, and finding the most effective way to do so. In other words, he is doing his exact job as Secretary of Defense.
“On Tuesday night, the media erupted with reports of Secretary of Defense General James Mattis defying President Donald Trump by enacting a so-called “freeze” on the Transgender Military Ban.
In a shocking twist, this turned out to be fake news. Mattis is currently developing a plan to enact the trans ban, as directed by the POTUS, which is set for implementation in March 2018.
‘The department will carry out the president’s policy direction,’ reads a statement from Mattis. ‘I will establish a panel of experts serving within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the president’s direction.’
USA Today, for instance, ran the incorrect headline, ‘Mattis freezes transgender policy; allows troops to continue serving, pending study.” LGBT Weekly ran the headline, “Defense Secretary Mattis delays Trump’s ban on transgender service members,’ and Slate went all-out with, ‘Mattis Freezes Trump’s Transgender Ban Pending Further Review by People Other Than the President.'”
So no, Gen. Mattis is not overriding the president’s decision. Trans people will not be serving in the military.
Half of the Internet fell for fake news yet again.