Trump arbitrarily announced that transgender men and women would no longer be allowed to serve in the military last week, but the White House still hasn't issued any formal guidance at all about the ban.
The Pentagon's chief spokesman says they're "in the process of waiting for that to be formally articulated," which is a very fancy way of saying the White House hasn't told them shit.
Last week, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a memo to military commanders that "there will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance."
"We are awaiting formal guidance," Davis told reporters, adding that the Pentagon had reason to believe they would get a formal direction in writing from the White House.
It's anyone's guess when the White House will get around to turning Trump's stupid tweets into official policy, but handing that policy to the Pentagon won't be the end of the story.
The Department of Defense will have to decide what to do about the 15,000 transgender service members who are on active duty today and they will have to defend their actions in court in virtually every corner of the country.