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07/26/2017 10:15 am ET Updated Jul 26, 2017

George Takei Offers Blistering Takedown Of Trump's Trans Military Ban

The gloves came off after Trump's latest affront against the LGBT community.

George Takei did not mince words in his scathing criticism of President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military members

On Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military after “consultation with my generals and military experts,” citing “medical costs and disruption.” Thousands of transgender individuals are currently serving in the armed forces. 

Takei tweeted a biting takedown of the president’s latest affront against the LGBT community. 

The actor took a moment to call out those who mistakenly thought Trump would be a friend to the LGBT community once elected president. 

And he also offered a warning to the POTUS. 

Takei has long been a critic of Trump and his administration. 

“Well, I think every day of his tenure so far, and I think it’s going to be abbreviated, has been a disaster — one chaos after another disaster,” he told HuffPost Asian Voices back in April. “He twice tried to sign an executive order, and we Japanese-Americans know about those executive orders, where he tries to discriminate and characterize a whole group of people as being one thing.” 

And the chaos continues. 

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