The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said there will be “no modifications” in the military’s policy, which currently allows transgender people to serve, at least until the president issues specific orders to the secretary of defense, reports Inae Oh.

In a message to commanding military officers, General Joseph Dunford said officers will continue to “treat all personnel with respect.”

The letter comes a day after President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that he could no longer “allow” the army to permit transgender individuals in military service. “The Department of Defense was reportedly blindsided by the announcement, which reverses the Pentagon’s decision last year to lift the long-standing ban,” says Oh.

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