She voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
But on Thursday, in an opinion piece in
‘He has ignored our humanity. He has insulted our dignity. He has made trans people into political pawns as he whips up animus against us in an attempt to energize the most right-wing segment of his party,’ Jenner, 68, wrote.
Speaking out: She voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. But on Thursday, in an opinion piece in The Washington Post , Caitlyn Jenner admitted she had been wrong, saying he had insulted the transgender community
The reality star and Olympic gold medalist underwent a highly publicized transition from male to female in 2015.
She had previously expressed hopes of working with Trump and Republican policymakers despite criticism from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
‘Sadly, I was wrong. The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president,’ she said.
Change of heart: ‘The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president,’ jenner wrote in her opinion piece
High profile trans star: The reality star and Olympic gold medalist underwent a highly publicized transition from male to female in 2015
The opinion piece was published after a report this week that the Trump administration was attempting to create a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once it is determined at birth.
‘It is unacceptable, it is upsetting, and it has deeply, personally hurt me,’ Jenner said. ‘I cannot support anyone who is working against our community. I do not support Trump. I must learn from my mistakes and move forward.’
Jenner was previously married to Kris Jenner, the Keeping up With The Kardashians momager, and the I Am Cait star’s former step-daughter Kim Kardashian is married to Trump supporter Kanye West.
To be continued
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