Music artist Lady Gaga took to Twitter Wednesday to express her outrage at President Donald Trump’s new policy to ban transgender individuals in the military.
The pop star said the move was a step-backward in progress and could be harmful to the lives of the LGBTQ community in the United States.
Addressing President Trump, she said that 45 percent of the transgender individuals he had banned already had suicidal tendencies.
Gaga wrote: “@Potus Sincerely, did you know of the group you singled out today, 45% of them ages (18 to 24) have attempted suicide already?”
J.R. Salzman, a veteran of the Iraq War, fired back at Gaga by retweeting her post and using her own words against her.
“I didn’t foresee Lady Gaga validating what I said about transgenders in the military, but there it is.”
President Trump announced on Wednesday in a tweet that he was banning transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. armed forces.
Conservative Tribune reports:
While her stats were correct, her logic was off base. Her tweet earned her a lot of replies, but the award for most epic response goes to Salzman. “So your solution is to give them a weapon, and send them off into combat where lives depend on mental and emotional stability under stress?” he said.
Gaga no doubt wished she had just kept her mouth shut.