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Jackie Evancho Donald Trump Transgender Rights GMA

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Jackie Evancho Donald Trump Transgender Rights GMA

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Jackie Evancho, who sang the National Anthem at the inauguration for Donald Trump, along with her transgender sister Juliet took issue with the president on Thursday’s “Good Morning America” for removing federal protection for transgender students. Watch the “GMA” video below.

As Gossip Cop reported on Wednesday, Trump’s administration removed protection for transgender students. The Education and Justice Departments announced they would no longer instruct schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms in line with their gender identity, an act that had been created during Barack Obama’s administration last year.

Following the decision to end the policy, which supported civil rights and equality, Jackie spoke out about the issue on “GMA” with her sister Juliet. Jackie, who called for a meeting with the president on Twitter, said, “I want to enlighten [Trump] on what my sister goes through every single day in school, and people just like her, what they deal with, the discrimination is terrible. I really want him to relook at that.”

Juliet similarly offered, “Being at a high school, where the policies on the bathroom are unclear, I live it every day, going through discrimination.” “I’ve had things thrown at me. I’ve had people say pretty horrible things. The unsafe environment is very unhealthy, so I feel like Donald Trump needs to know that being in such an unsafe environment won’t do any good for not only the transgenders in the LGBT community, but everyone as a whole,” she noted. Watch the full “GMA” interview below.

 


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