Transgender persons banned from US military: President Trump

U.S. Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX24HM9

President Donald Trump has just announced that transgender persons will not be allowed to serve in the US a military in any form.

The shock announcement affects some 11,000 personnel currently serving in the military and blocks any new recruitment.