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Caitlyn Jenner to Donald Trump on Revoking Trans Rights: ‘This Is a Disaster’

“You made a promise to protect the LGBT community – call me,” Jenner tells president in new video

Caitlyn Jenner, one of Donald Trump‘s highest-profile celebrity supporters during the election, criticized the president on Thursday for revoking an Obama-era order protecting transgender students’ rights to use the bathroom of their choice.

“I have a message for President Trump, from, well, one Republican to another: This is a disaster,” Jenner said in a Twitter video. “And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

Jenner, who attended Trump’s inauguration in January, endorsed the Republican after he became the GOP nominee. As CNN reports, in June, she told STAT that Trump, contrary to popular belief, seemed determined to work harder for LGBTQ rights than Hillary Clinton. “He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue,” she said.

During an April interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Trump said Jenner was free to use whichever bathroom she pleased while visiting Trump Tower. He also noted that the widely criticized North Carolina bill, which required people to use bathrooms matching the gender on their birth certificates, had “a lot of problems.”

Elsewhere in her Twitter clip, Jenner spoke directly to the “trans kids of America,” telling them, “You’re winning. I know it doesn’t feel like it today or every day, but you’re winning. Very soon we will win full freedom nationwide, and it’s going to be with bipartisan support. You can help by checking out the National Center for Transgender Equality and letting Washington hear you loud and clear.”

On Thursday, Laura Jane Grace told Rolling Stone her personal message for Donald Trump following the action. “Fuck off,” she said. “I don’t even know where to begin. He seems so unrelatable. The simplistic idea of saying, ‘Oh, everyone deserves equal rights and equal protections’ … I don’t even know. I just wish this wasn’t a reality.”

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