'I was wrong': Caitlyn Jenner ends support for Trump over trans rights but people believe it's too little, too late

Louis Staples
Friday 26 October 2018 11:45
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Trans activist and reality star Caitlyn Jenner has ended her support for president Donald Trump over his assault on trans rights.

The Olympic gold medalist, who supported Trump over Hillary Clinton and even attended his inauguration ball, said she had "remained hopeful" that she could work with Mr Trump's administration.

But in an op-ed for the Washington Post, she admitted that she had got it wrong, admitting her position had been a "mistake".

She wrote:

The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president.

The president has caused international outcry after the New York Times reported his government was considering officially defining gender as biological and fixed. This would erase the identity of millions of trans people, peddling back gains under the Obama administration.

Jenner, who previously stated Trump had set trans rights back by “20 years”, accused the president of using the her community as "political pawns".

She said:

The leader of our nation has shown no regard for an already marginalized and struggling community. He has ignored our humanity. He has insulted our dignity.

Trump also attempted to ban openly trans people from serving in the US military.

Though not everyone is content with Jenner dropping her support for Trump. Social media users have pointed out that, in supporting Trump despite his attacks on other minorities, Jenner is partly responsible for the current situation.

Though others have welcomed her to the resistance, because it's better to be late than never show up at all.

H/T: BBC

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