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Friday, 11 August 2017 12:10

How Trump's Transgender Ban Compromises His Military Authority

Written by  Garrett Epps

“Our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned,” presidential adviser Stephen Miller told the nation on February 13.

Rarely has a prophecy been quite this wrong. As president, Donald Trump has displayed a perverse genius: He is able to convince even reluctant judges to question his judgment and block his authority. Even in legal arenas courts are traditionally reluctant to enter, Trump’s headstrong approach has brought his initiatives to a dead halt.

The latest victim of his itchy Twitter fingers, I suspect, will be the commander-in-chief power.

Read more at TheAtlantic

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