Transgender Navy SEAL Hero Issues A Challenge To Donald Trump 

Retired Navy SEAL veteran Kristin Beck responded to Donald Trump’s tweets about transgender individuals serving in the United States military.

Trump tweeted:



Beck, the 20-year Navy veteran, responded to Trump by issuing him a challenge:

“Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy. Transgender doesn’t matter. Do your service.”

The change in policy would adversely affect the many folks who want to serve in the military. The RAND Corporation estimated in 2016 that there were between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender people serving. Many of them just want to serve their country like everyone else, Beck told Business Insider.

“Being transgender doesn’t affect anyone else. We are liberty’s light. If you can’t defend that for everyone that’s an American citizen, that’s not right,” Beck said.

From Business Insider:

“Beck is not just your average service member. Born Christopher Beck, she served for 20 years in the Navy with SEAL Teams 1, 5, and, eventually, the elite 6. She deployed 13 times over two decades, including stints in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. She received the Bronze Star award for valor and the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat.”

She said, “I was defending individual liberty. I defended for Republicans. I defended for Democrats. I defended for everyone.”



Trump claimed the discriminatory decision was about costs of medical services that transgender military personnel might use. Beck argued, “the money is negligible. You’re talking about .000001% of the military budget.”

She continued, “They care more about the airplane or the tank than they care about people,” Beck said. “They don’t care about people. They don’t care about human beings.”