Why did Obama wait so long to al­low trans­gen­der in mil­i­tary?

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Robert E. For­man,

“Trump’s hate­ful trans­gen­der ban,” July 28 editorial.

Ac­cord­ing to The Den­ver Post’s editorial, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is “big­oted” and “hate­ful” for ban­ning trans­gen­der peo­ple from serv­ing in the mil­i­tary — a pol­icy that is of­fi­cially one year old and was uni­lat­er­ally in­sti­tuted by a pres­i­dent who was in the fi­nal year of his pres­i­dency and had ab­so­lutely noth­ing to lose. Give Trump credit for not wait­ing seven years to do what he thinks is right.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama waited seven years be­fore mak­ing the change he felt was right. If Obama’s pol­icy had al­ready been in ef­fect for seven years and not just the one, would things be dif­fer­ent?

So which pres­i­dent was and is the most hate­ful? The one who didn’t have the guts to push that par­tic­u­lar agenda in his first year, or his sec­ond, or his third, or his fourth, fifth, sixth or sev­enth? Or the one who un­did a last-minute thing half­way through his very first year?

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