“I was hoping for a lot better…”
Caitlyn Jenner has once again backtracked on her support for the President of the United States.
The trans reality star and staunch Republican faced heavy criticism from the LGBT+ community after voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, despite warnings that he would halt or even reverse advances in equality.
Back in June last year, she declared that Trump was “very much behind” LGBT+ rights in America, despite him already stating he would “strongly consider” appointing justices to overrule same-sex marriage.
Unsurprisingly, Trump has so far been abysmal on LGBT+ rights, having rescinded trans student’s bathroom protections, given freedom to discriminate against LGBT+ people, and announced a ban on trans individuals serving in the military.
But despite saying she doesn’t regret voting for Trump, and later making the questionable decision to wear a Make America Great Again hat, Caitlyn has this week slammed the US president in a KABC interview.
“I was hoping for a lot better than this,” she explained. “And I was somewhat optimistic and I thought this guy is going to be OK. He has totally, totally disappointed me.”
Although she recently teased a potential run for US Senate in California, Caitlyn confessed that she doesn’t think it’s possible to make a change from inside the White House while Trump’s administration is in charge.
“They’re going to be around for the next almost four years,” she continued.
“We just all have to gather together as a community and fight what they’re doing because right now, they are by far the worst administration ever towards the LGBT community and particularly the trans community.”