Navy Secretary Breaks Silence On Trump’s Transgender Ban — Here’s What He Has To Say

The daughter of one of President Donald Trump's cabinet secretaries posted a profanity-laced tirade against her father's boss on social media last month

  • Jennifer Detlefsen, a Virginia-based artist who is the daughter of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, blasted Trump for his ban on transgender soldiers

  • 'This veteran says sit down and shut the f*** up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of s***,' Detlefsen wrote

  • Like her father, Detlefsen is a Navy veteran having served in the service's deep sea bomb disposal unit

  • By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters

    Published: 22:56 EDT, 26 August 2017 | Updated: 23:59 EDT, 26 August 2017

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    The daughter of one of President Donald Trump's cabinet secretaries posted a profanity-laced tirade against her father's boss on social media last month to denounce him for his ban on transgender soldiers.

    'This man is a disgrace,' Jennifer Detlefsen, a Virginia-based artist who is the daughter of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote on her Instagram account on July 26.

    'I've tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable.

    'This veteran says sit down and shut the f*** up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of s***.'

    The daughter of Ryan Zinke (above), who serves as President Donald Trump's interior secretary, posted a message on social media excoriating her father's boss for his ban on transgender soldiers in the military

    The daughter of Ryan Zinke (above), who serves as President Donald Trump's interior secretary, posted a message on social media excoriating her father's boss for his ban on transgender soldiers in the military

    Like her father, Zinke, who is a former Navy SEAL, Jennifer Detlefsen (above) served in the Navy

    Like her father, Zinke, who is a former Navy SEAL, Jennifer Detlefsen (above) served in the Navy

    'I've tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable,' she wrote on her Instagram page on July 26. 'This veteran says sit down and shut the f*** up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of s***'

    'I've tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable,' she wrote on her Instagram page on July 26. 'This veteran says sit down and shut the f*** up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of s***'

    Detlefsen ended her post with the hashtag '#itmfa' and '#wtf', which are initials that stand for 'impeach the mother f****r already' and 'what the f***.'

    Like her father, Detlefsen is a Navy veteran. Zinke is a former SEAL.

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    Detlefsen also posted a news item from National Public Radio describing Trump's transgender ban.

    Although Detlefsen posted the original message on July 26, it started to gain significant public attention on Friday, when Trump signed the order making the ban on transgender troops official.

    Detlefsen ended her post with the hashtag '#itmfa' and '#wtf', which stand for 'impeach the mother f****r already' and 'what the f***'

    Detlefsen ended her post with the hashtag '#itmfa' and '#wtf', which stand for 'impeach the mother f****r already' and 'what the f***'

    Although Detlefsen posted the original message on July 26, it started to gain significant public attention on Friday, when Trump signed the order making the ban on transgender troops official

    Although Detlefsen posted the original message on July 26, it started to gain significant public attention on Friday, when Trump signed the order making the ban on transgender troops official

    The post was shared on a number of LGBTQ sites and went viral, according to the Missoulian.

    Zinke was appointed interior secretary after he won re-election in 2016 as Montana's only Congressman in the House of Representatives.

    After Trump's choice of Zinke was confirmed, Montana held a special election for his seat, which was won by tech millionaire Greg Gianforte.

    Zinke did not return calls for comment on his daughter's social media post.

    According to her resume, Detlefsen served in the Navy as a Deep Sea Diving Medical Technician and as a High Risk Instructor of a bomb disposal training unit.

    She now lives in Virginia, where she works as a glass artist.

    Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits. The memo makes official Trump's tweets from last month announcing the ban on Twitter

    Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits. The memo makes official Trump's tweets from last month announcing the ban on Twitter

    Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits and halts the use of government funds for sex-reassignment surgeries for active personnel unless the process is already underway.

    The memo, released by the White House, laid out in more detail a ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. armed forces that Trump announced via Twitter last month, reversing a policy shift started under his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

    In it, Trump directed the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security to stop using government funds for sex-reassignment procedures unless it is necessary 'to protect the health of an individual who has already begun a course of treatment to reassign his or her sex,' the memo said.

    The order requires Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to determine in the coming months how to handle transgender individuals currently serving in the military using criteria including 'military effectiveness and lethality,' budget constraints and law.

    A White House official who briefed reporters about the memo declined to specify whether transgender service men and women who are currently active in the military could continue to serve based on such criteria. 

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4826940/Trump-cabinet-secretary-s-daughter-blasts-transgender-ban.html

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