Updated: 9:27 a.m.
President Trump's announcement that he wants to ban transgender people from serving in the military could mean a historic reversal in the Pentagon's long-term trend of lowering barriers to service.
Or it could be a speed bump on a course the Defense Department was already following.
The question in Washington following Trump's post on Twitter Wednesday morning was: Which will it be?
Almost no one other than Trump himself had any idea what he intended when he wrote this: