Caitlyn Jenner: I don’t regret voting for president Donald Trump
Caitlyn Jenner has come under considerable criticism for her support of Donald Trump.
In a new interview the reailty TV star has revealed what she thinks since Trump became the 45th POTUS – and it might anger some LGBT activists.
In an interview with CNN, on the release of her memoirs, Jenner said: “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes.
“I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.”
Jenner transitioned two years ago, revealing her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair.
She became a huge hit and was celebrated for the bravery of going through the experience so publicly.
However her TV series, I Am Cait, flopped in its second season, following a string of positive comments about the Republicans and Donald Trump, that alienated some of her core fans.
Jenner argued that she remains supportive of Trump, though, as the system needed ‘shaking up’.
“To, you know, to have career politicians constantly, the Clintons, the Bushes, run this country. We need to get outside that box and shake things up again.”
When the president repealed an Obama era protection for trans people using the bathroom, Jenner wrote: “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.
“You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 24, 2017
Jenner had previously given her support to Trump, and argued he could be much better for the LGBT community than people gave him credit.
Following the decision to officially reverse Obama’s protections, however, she appeared to go off the maverick Republican.
Jenner previously said she was on an evolving journey on the issue – but has now let us all know that journey is complete.
“I am 100% behind gay marriage – let’s clear that up,” she adamantly told Diane Sawyer.
— 20/20 (@ABC2020) April 20, 2017
She told Ellen in 2015: “I have to admit — I remember 10 years ago, 15 years ago, whenever the whole gay marriage issue came up — at first I was not for it,” she said to DeGeneres.
“I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than most people in your audience.
“I, kind of, like tradition and it’s always been a man and a woman.
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“I was thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it’. But as time has gone on — I think like a lot of people on this issue — I’ve really changed my thinking.
“I don’t ever want to stand in front of anyone’s happiness.”
But Jenner writes in her memoir that she thinks her words were taken out of context.
“This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community,” she writes.
“Ellen’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where in my mind she even more emphatically took what I said out of context, made it go viral.”