Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning service members: ‘Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy’
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service.
“Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider.
Beck was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal during her time in the service, when she kept her gender identity a secret, according to a 2015 profile in GQ.
The President said that transgender service in the military causes a “disruption,” a claim bashed by Beck among others after the commander-in-chief’s Twitter announcement Wednesday.