Although transgender recruits may currently enlist in the military thanks to a court injunction, Trump regime lawyers are still fighting for the ban in court where they've been unable to come up with any evidence to support it.
It may be a stretch to say U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman has mocked government lawyers, but she has put them on the spot by citing Trump's tweets in the court room.
The Trump administration has repeatedly failed to identify evidence it may use to defend the government’s stalled ban on transgender soldiers, a federal judge in Seattle says. [...]
Pechman used President Donald Trump’s July 2017 tweets announcing the ban to challenge the government’s claim, noting the president posted that he made his decision after "consultation with my generals and military experts."
"This case arises not out of any new or future policy that is in the process of being developed, but rather out of the current policy prohibiting military service by openly transgender persons, announced on Twitter by President Trump," she wrote.
In other words, if Trump consulted with his "generals and military experts," where's the evidence? Where's the rationale? Where's the beef?
The truth is he didn't consult the Pentagon before announcing the ban, but he did consult with someone. You may recall that Trump met with Mike Pence and a group of fundamentalist evangelicals at the White House before he announced the ban which the Pentagon initially refused to follow because it came in the form of a tweet rather than an actual executive order. Trump didn't issue a formal order until several months later.
No one should hold their breath waiting for Trump regime lawyers to submit credible evidence to support his transgender service ban because no such evidence exists. Trump announced his ban and then asked government lawyers to reverse-engineer a justification for it. He shot first and asked questions later.