‘Political Rewind’ replay: A transgender ban announced on Twitter

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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., third from right, listens during an event in support of transgender members of the military on Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.

The Twitter declaration caught members of Congress and the Pentagon, too, off-guard. If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; Kyle Wingfield, the AJC columnist; longtime GOP strategist Heath Garrett; Andra Gillespie, the Emory University political scientist; and Jared Yates Sexton, a Georgia Southern University professor.


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