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Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump's Transgender Bathroom Order

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On Wednesday, Trump decided to revoke federal protections on transgender students and Caitlyn Jenner, who has been a vocal supporter of the president from the start, is finally speaking out against him. 

On Thursday, she protested the decision on Twitter. “From one Republican to another,” she tweeted. “This is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

She also posted a video saying, "I have a message for the trans kids of America. You’re winning. I know it doesn’t feel like it today or every day, but you’re winning.” Jenner also bashed Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who apparently had a hand in Trump’s decision, according to The New York Times.

But the Internet and transgender rights supporters aren't impressed—her protest seems too little, too late. Kristina Wong, a politically outspoken actress and comedian, called out Jenner, saying, “You know we all warned you. You can’t vote for a fascist and eat your cake too.” That tweet is only one of the many bashing Jenner for supporting Trump before this decision.

Jenner is a Republican and has been a proud supporter of Trump ever since his campaign. In an interview withSTAT last June, she said, “Trump seems to be very much for women. He sees very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.” During his campaign, Trump initially said that transgender people should be able to use the bathroom "they feel is appropriate." But just hours later, he changed his position and backtracked on his statement.

Jenner shouldn’t be surprised. Not only has Trump changed his stance several times on various issues, but his Vice President, Mike Pence, has aggressively pursued an anti-LGBTQ agenda throughout his political career. So here’s the real question: why is Caitlyn supporting a president who is trying to strip transgender students of their human rights?


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