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Chelsea Manning Attacks Trump’s Transgender Ban: ‘Sounds Like Cowardice’

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Chelsea Manning Attacks Trump’s Transgender Ban: ‘Sounds Like Cowardice’

Chelsea Manning on Wednesday criticized President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, saying it “sounds like cowardice.”

“[S]o, biggest baddest most $$ military in the world cries about a few trans people… but funds the F-35?” she wrote in a tweet.

“Sounds like cowardice.”

The Hill added:

Manning, who was imprisoned for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010 while serving in the Army, became a transgender rights activist after revealing in 2013 that she identifies as a woman. While in prison, she demanded and eventually received hormone therapy treatment.

She was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison for the leaks, but was released after seven years when former President Obama late in his term commuted her sentence.

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