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Asked repeatedly how the President's decision would affect those who already serve in the armed forces, Sanders said that's all to be worked out.
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"We will continue to work closely with the White House to address the new guidance provided by the Commander-in-Chief on transgender individuals serving the military".
Sanders alluded to the drama playing about in the White House this week as she opened the briefing with a deadpan joke.
"I'm happy to say that I directly spoke to the president, Dylan and he would be more than happy to be your friend", Sanders said.
In the aftermath of a chaotic communications staff shakeup at the White House last week, there was little attention paid to a new milestone as Sanders assumed the role: With her appointment, the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Justice Department were all officially represented by female spokespeople.
Earlier Wednesday morning President Donald Trump decreed a new policy via Twitter banning all transgender service members, including active duty now serving soldiers.
Sanders later shared a copy of the handwritten note, complete with misspellings, on Twitter.
Toward the end of the letter, Dylan writes, "I don't know why people don't like you".
A separate senior White House official said it's seemed like Priebus' days have been numbered since the first day of the administration - based on non-stop news reports that the chief of staff has consistently survived - so the source has chose to stay out of the latest power battle and focus on the president's agenda.
Sanders refused to engage questions about whether Trump still had confidence in Priebus.
CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all broadcast the briefing live. "If I was Reince, I would be like, 'fuck you guys, I'm out'".
But, she said, "I'm disgusted at President Trump's rejection of both science and intensive studies that show that trans service members should be allowed to serve openly".