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Caitlyn Jenner still hasn’t been forgiven for voting for Donald Trump

Caitlyn Jenner voted for Donald Trump, attended his presidential inauguration and said she hoped for many months that his administration would change its tune on LGBTQ issues.
Now, Jenner is trying to let the world know she has a strong case of buyer’s remorse, most recently telling Newsweek at an event in New York City last week that Trump and his administration have “set our community back 20 years.”
“As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever,” Jenner told Newsweek at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala. “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.”
Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, and in the months afterward, Jenner came under fire from progressives and transgender activists for her continued support of Trump, as well as of a party that’s historically been opposed to protecting LGBTQ rights.
In February 2017, she criticized Trump when he ordered an end to federal protections allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. In a tweet, she called the order a “disaster.”
But then she seemed to defend her continued support of Trump by reminding him — and the world — that he had supposedly promised her that he would protect the LGBTQ community. She asked him to “Call me.”

Well @realDonaldTrump , from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me. pic.twitter.com/XwYe0LNUOq
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 24, 2017

It doesn’t appear that Trump took Jenner up on her offer to help his administration do better on these  issues.
In any case, two months later, she was telling NBC’s Seth Meyers that she still didn’t regret voting for Trump, mostly because she agrees with the Republicans on economic issues.
At the same time, she acknowledged that Trump and Republicans don’t “do a good job when it comes to equality and the entire LGBTQ community.”
“I know. I am not stupid,” Jenner said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” according to Salon. “The Democrats are better there. But, for me, I have been around a long time. I am probably more conservative.”
In July, Jenner finally announced her “allegiance is not” with Trump after he banned transgender people from serving in the military.
But the following month, Jenner was photographed sporting a “Make America Great Again” while driving around Malibu. Her choice of headgear drew instant condemnation, including from members of the Kardashian family , from whom she is estranged. The Kardashians reportedly called her “a traitor” to the transgender community.
At that point, she proclaimed that she detested Trump while explaining that her wearing the red pro-Trump hat was an accident. In a statement to TMZ, she apologized to the transgender community. “I made a mistake. I will never do it again and I’m getting rid of the hat.”
Incidentally, Jenner was expected to be in San Jose last month to appear onstage during Demi Lovato’s concert at the SAP Center. But she was a no-show, due to what her publicist called “production/logistical issues.”
In her statement to Newsweek, Jenner said she had not been in touch with Trump since his inauguration, but she was still glad she went to the event. “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,” she said.
She also told Newsweek she’d like Trump to “do a better job when it comes to equality.”
“We’re all Americans. I think of it this way. We have diversity in mankind, humankind. We have diversity all over the place, diversity in the way people look, diversity in religion, diversity in skin color,” Jenner said. “Wouldn’t it be a dull world if everybody was the same?”
But her statement has yet to soften the resistance of some people on Twitter. While she has fans who praised her for her “courage” in talking about her transgender experience, others chastised her for ever thinking that Trump would “do a better job when it comes to equality.”

Why are you surprised about trump? It’s not like anyone didn’t try and warn you!
— dana wilson (@danawilson14) March 10, 2018


Yes, this administration is the worst… for A LOT of people. But hey! It’s not a problem until you’re affected, right?!? You are a disappointment, Caitlyn.
— Jaydis (@JustJaydis) March 11, 2018


You honestly just now discovered that trump was not good for the community. Really??? You didn’t see this way back?
— CatmanResists🏳️‍🌈🌊🐱 (@SteveFM20) March 11, 2018


I’m having a really hard time liking you. Trump gave so many examples of why he wasn’t a good person, yet you endorsed him. This is a candidate that was endorsed by the KKK. Why would you think he was worth your support?
— Jaydis (@JustJaydis) March 11, 2018

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