Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympian and former male, is mad at President Trump over his stand on transgender “rights.”
Jenner, a self-described Republican, supported Donald Trump during the election season. However, as Trump has taken more conservative stances on gay and transgender issues, Jenner has become angrier and more outspoken.
Trump’s support of laws keeping transgender males out of women’s bathrooms seems to have been the last straw for Jenner.
Jenner believes President Donald Trump’s administration has been the worst so far when it comes to dealing with transgender issues, according to Newsweek.
“As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever,” Jenner explained to Newsweek while at a New York City gala. “They’ve set our community back 20 years, easily. It’s going to be hard to change, but we’ve been through these types of things before and we’ll continue to fight it.”
Jenner, a long time Republican, previously supported the president during the 2016 campaign, but slowly grew more upset with the president after his decision to prevent trans people from joining the military and his signing an executive order on trans bathrooms.
“Over the past two years I have met the most inspiring trans people, and I can testify to the trans community’s incredible resilience and perseverance in the face of enormous discrimination and hate. We are strong, we are beautiful, and we will win,” Jenner wrote in a July 2017 letter on the president’s military decision. “The President must ask himself which side of history he will be on — and reverse his position immediately.”
Jenner took a decidedly un-Republican stance by endorsing a transgender Democrat in a race for the Virginia State House. “Hey Virginians in District 13, Make history by voting tomorrow for Democratic nominee Danica Roem, Virginia House of Delegates,” Jenner tweeted on November 6, 2017. Roem eventually beat the conservative Republican in that race, who supported a ban on
Hey Virginians in District 13, Make history by voting tomorrow for Democratic nominee Danica Roem, Virginia House of Delegates @pwcdanica
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) November 6, 2017
Lately, Jenner has become far more vocal in criticizing the Trump administration. In October of 2017, Jenner tweeted “Trump administration’s latest in a string of attacks on trans people: trans students, trans service members, & now employment protections for trans workers. This systematic gutting of non-discrimination protections for trans people is a disgrace!”
Trump administration's latest in a string of attacks on trans people: trans students, trans service members, & now employment protections for trans workers. This systematic gutting of non-discrimination protections for trans people is a disgrace! @jeffsessions @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/gVOoRk39fQ
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 5, 2017