WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

Wednesday morning, Trump announced his decision in a series of tweets. 

One of his reasons included the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgenders in the military would entail. 

Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban.

Military chiefs recently announced a delay on allowing transgender people from enlisting. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.