- 08 Aug 17
The Lancashire actress also talks about her parallel career as a stand-up, appearing in Doctor Who and why Donald J. Trump is Arsehole-In-Chief.
We’re used to Donald Trump using Twitter to lie, abuse, intimidate and deny being Putin’s sock puppet, but this was the first time he’d announced a major US Government policy decision in a series of 140 character bursts.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” he messaged shortly after getting out of his White House bed last week. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
It was a cruel, undignified way to tell the 15,000 Transgender people who currently serve in the American armed forces that their employment is being terminated with extreme, misogynistic prejudice. Among those deemed unfit for duty is Kristin Beck, one of the NAVY Seals who carried out the helicopter raid on Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistani layer.