Why Caitlyn Jenner is finally done with Donald Trump
When Caitlyn Jenner ran into Donald Trump during inauguration weekend in January, the new US President suggested the two play golf sometime.
‘At that time I thought it was a pretty good idea,’ Jenner tells Diane Sawyer in a new ABC News interview.
But Jenner, a Republican who voted to put Trump in office, has now cooled on the controversial president.
‘Since Title IX, it’s not a good idea. And so I won’t be playing golf with him,’ Jenner says.
The Trump administration In February withdrew guidelines issued by the Obama administration last year to protect transgender students – in schools and colleges – from discrimination and to ensure they had access to the bathrooms and other facilities of their choice.
The guidance that was withdrawn said that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applied to discrimination based on gender identity, not just gender.
‘Here’s the deal, yes, I did vote for Trump, but here’s the deal breaker with the Republican party… You mess with my community, you do the wrong thing with our community, you don’t give us equality and a fair shot, I’m coming after you,’ Jenner said.
‘When it comes to all equality issues, for the entire LGBT community, what we need is federal guidance,’ she added. ‘I’m trying to get the Republican party to make a change.’