President Donald Trump has further plunged his presidency into an even worse scenario. Not only has Trump gone back on his campaign promise to be the “president for all American people,” he is also now being accused of marginalizing communities.

According to Trump’s recent announcement, he will no longer permit transgenders to serve in the military. On Wednesday morning, Trump took to Twitter to announced that the U.S government will not recruit transgenders to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. He added that the military cannot be burdened with the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

Barely seconds after this announcement, he received several hate texts, criticizing his decision.

Several U.S representatives and senators took to Twitter to express their disdain.

Trump is on the wrong side of history

California Congresswoman Jackie Speier said that Trump is on the wrong side of history. “Potus lashing out at our brave transgender troops when you dodged military service is beyond the pale and on the wrong side of history,” she said in her tweet. She also cited a RAND study, which shows that military service does not harm readiness. There has been no evidence of negative effects in other countries, she tweeted.

Criticizing Trump’s decision, senator Kamala Harris said that this is discrimination, plain and simple.

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“I stand with the brave transgender Americans who selflessly serve our military. Every proud patriot willing to risk their life for our country should be able to serve,” she said.

Transgenders aren’t a distraction

Senator Ben Cardin said that serving in the military should be about the safety of our nation not excluding those who want to serve.

Senator Ed Markey said that transgender service members in the military aren’t a distraction. “They are dedicated patriots. We welcome their service and honor their love of country,” he tweeted.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said that no American, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be prohibited from honor and privilege of serving the nation.

Oregon senator Ron Wyden said that Trump’s decision is not an effort to make America safe. “Trump chooses bigotry over security. Shutting out transgender Americans who want to serve our country makes us less safe, not safer,” he tweeted.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that Trump’s directive against the Transgender Community is intolerable, unjust, and a betrayal of American values.“New York stands united with the transgender community, and against those who seek to drive us apart,” he tweeted.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen said that thousands of transgenders defend the country. “They're patriots and should be applauded not discriminated against by President Trump,” said Shaheen.

Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, and Martin Heinrich also expressed their support for the transgender community. Read their tweets below: