Caitlyn Jenner, Who Voted For Donald Trump, Is Furious At Trump For Dismissing Transgendered People

Caitlyn Jenner is sending a message to Donald Trump: “Trans people won’t be erased.”

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is “considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”

According to a memo obtained by the publication, the Department of Health and Human Services is looking to establish a “legal definition of sex” under Title IX, the act which bans gender discrimination in any education program that receives Federal financial assistance.

This news has sparked outrage across the country, with many activists protesting the Trump administration in Washington, D.C. and on social media.

Jenner tweeted the following:

Jenner, who voted for Trump, has been outspoken about what a disappointment he has been on LGBTQ rights. But her past support for him came up in a lot of the Twitter responses:

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Despite her changed feelings towards Trump, Jenner is hopeful she can make an impact by being on the Republican side.

Jenner explained to Variety that she regularly makes trips to Washington, D.C. and has had long meetings with roughly 50 members of the House and Senate and many members of Trump’s White House directly.

I think it’s a good thing that I’m on the Republican side because I’ve got an in,” she said. “Has this administration set us backwards? Absolutely. And every time they’ve done it, I’ve fought it. …. I fight those types of wars. I fight the equality wars. I do it all very quietly. We’re going to be okay in the end.”

She added: “What’s going on in Washington D.C. is just disgraceful. The hate, the media, all the things that are going on there. … [Trump’s] not been doing a very good job, but it’s not over yet.”

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.


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