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Caitlyn Jenner: Trump is “the worst president we have ever had” on LGBTQ issues

Jenner previously supported Trump's 2016 campaign, but now believes he's set transgender rights back "20 years"

Photo: Caitlyn Jenner in H&M’s “For Every Victory” campaign

Caitlyn Jenner has called Trump the “worst” president in terms of LGBTQ rights.

The former Olympian and reality TV star, who has previously expressed support for Trump, said to Broadly that Trump “has been, for all LGBT issues, the worst president we have ever had.”

“I want him to know politically I am disappointed, obviously, I don’t want our community to go backwards,” Jenner said. “Just leave us alone, that’s all we want. Then maybe later down the line, we can get somebody a little better.”

Jenner, a Republican, was a staunch supporter of Trump during his 2016 campaign, once saying that he would “be very good for women’s issues.”

But her tune quickly changed one Trump reached office. Jenner recently said that Trump has set the transgender community “back 20 years,” after rolling back federal protections that allowed transgender students to be treated according to their gender identity as well as attempting to prevent trans people from serving in the military.

Despite this, Jenner believes she belongs in the Republican party, because she can work her connections to drive change.

“The Republicans need the most work when it comes to our issues, I get that. I would rather work from the inside,” she said. “I’m not the type of person who is going to stand on a street corner with a sign and jump up and down. No, I’m going to go have dinner with these people.”

She added that, though she is speaking out against Trump, that does not necessarily mean she will cast a vote for a liberal candidate in 2020.

“I would look at it,” Jenner said. “I don’t vote parties. I vote the person.”


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