'Ready to fight': Transgender troops and veterans hit back over Trump ban

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As the president’s tweeted announcement divides his party, those directly affected react with anger and dismay: ‘Everybody is hurt. Everybody is scared’

Sasha Buchert was settling into her workday on Wednesday morning when she saw the news: on Twitter, Donald Trump had just announced that the US government would not “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in the military.

“It stunned and angered me,” said Buchert, a trans woman who served as a sniper in the US Marine Corps in the 1980s. “I was ready to fight.”

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