Flip-Flopping Caitlyn Jenner Just Said Trump Set Back the Transgender Community 20 Years
During the 2016 presidential election, trans celebrity Caitlyn Jenner was one of Donald Trump’s loudest and most prominent LGBTQ supporters. Well, in a new interview, Jenner reveals that her thoughts and opinions on the current administration have dramatically changed. The Caitlyn Jenner transgender community comments happened Thursday night at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York City.
“As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever,” Jenner told Newsweek. “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.”
One person who is not having Caitlyn Jenner’s flip-flopping ways is Kathy Griffin, who tweeted on Saturday, “Fuck off Caitlyn — you had your chance.”
The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment from Newsweek on Friday.
Back in July, 2017, Jenner appeared on the daytime panel talk show The View to discuss her work on LGBTQ issues with the Trump administration.
Whoopi Goldberg asked Jenner about the video she posted offering to sit down and discuss LGBTQ issues with Trump. Jenner admitted that the meeting has not happened, adding, “He’s kinda been busy lately.”
Jenner then said, “It was harder coming out as a Republican than it was coming out as trans in the current environment.” She continued:
I do a lot of political things. I would say 80, 90% of it is behind the scenes. I think I really get a lot more accomplished that way. Very rarely do I ever do anything publicly. So, yeah, it’s uh … I’m glad I’m in the position that I’m in because I’ve got a good ‘in’ with the Republican party because, as we know, the Democrats do a much better job when it comes to LGBT issues — I know that. I’m not stupid…. the Republicans need help and I’m there to help them.”
Obviously, they never took Jenner up on her offer.