Caitlyn Jenner says Trump has set trans community back ’20 years’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Caitlyn Jenner believes President Donald Trump’s administration is the “worst ever” for the transgender community.

While appearing at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York on Thursday, Jenner criticized the Trump administration for its stance on transgender issues.

“As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever,” the former Olympian told Newsweek.

“They’ve set our community back 20 years, easily,” Jenner added. “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’s allegiance to Trump has wavered since she first admitted to voting for him in the 2016 presidential election.

After the Trump administration removed protections for transgender students to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity, Jenner spoke out against Trump.

“Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me,” Jenner tweeted last year.

Later that year, Jenner claimed that her loyalties were “with my community and not with the Republican party, and not with Donald Trump.”

In July of last year, Jenner said that her “allegiance is not” with Trump after he announced his transgender military ban. However, a few weeks later Jenner was spotted wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. She later apologized for wearing the hat and promised not to do it again.

Jenner told Newsweek that while she is still in touch with members of the Republican party she has not been to see Trump.

“I did come back to the inauguration to meet people,” Jenner says. “And out of that I have built some very nice and good relationships with the Republican Party, but I have not been back to see Trump.”

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