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Caitlyn Jenner Responds To Donald Trump Dropping Transgender Students Protection

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Caitlyn Jenner responded on Thursday to the news that President Donald Trump was dropping federal protections for transgender students. Check out the video below.

On Wednesday, the Education and Justice Departments said schools would no longer be required to allow transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. This protection was put in place by President Obama’s administration in 2016 in accordance with Title IX, which states that public schools cannot discriminate based on sex. As Gossip Cop reported, many celebrities reacted to Trump ending the protection policy, and now Jenner has weighed in on the issue as well.

Prior to Jenner releasing her statement, many people had criticized the former Olympian for not commenting on Trump’s order, despite her fame and prominence in the transgender community. A reporter even brought up Jenner’s name during a White House Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday, noting that the president said last year the reality star could use any bathroom of her choosing at Trump Tower. Now Jenner broke her silence on Thursday night, tweeting, “Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

Along with the tweet, she included a video message for the “trans kids of America.” In it, Jenner said, “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 nation-wide 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.”

“Now I have a message for the bullies,” Jenner continued. “You’re sick. And because you’re weak and pick on kids, you pick on women, or anyone else you think is vulnerable. Apparently, even becoming the attorney general isn’t enough to cure some people of their insecurities. As proof, the Supreme Court will soon hear a very important Title IX case, thanks to the courage of a very brave young man, Gavin Grimm.”

Jenner went on, “Mr. President, we’ll see you in court. Finally, I have a message for President Trump, from, well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster, and you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner also said Trump is “very much” for the LGBT community, as well as for women, in an interview last June for the medical publication Stat. Her comments came shortly after Trump’s remarks about Jenner using any bathroom at Trump Tower. Jenner never officially revealed whether or not she voted for Trump in the presidential election, but the lifelong Republican did insist she’d never vote for Hillary Clinton and attended one of last month’s inaugural balls. Watch Jenner’s video below.

 


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