Caitlyn Jenner said in an interview with Newsweek that the Trump administration set back the trans community at least 20 years. "As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever," Jenner said in the interview published Saturday. "They’ve set our community back 20 years, easily. It’s going to be hard to change, but we’ve been through these types of things before, and we’ll continue to fight it." Jenner said the President needs to "do a better job when it comes to equality." The White House has not yet responded to a request for comment from Newsweek.
The reality star and activist has changed her tune in the past year after initially being an open Trump supporter. After Trump ordered the discontinuation of federal protections for transgender students that allowed them to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity, she tweeted that the decision was a "disaster." Jenner reminded the President that he vowed to protect the LGBTQ community.
In June 2017, Jenner declared that her allegiance is not with Trump after he banned transgender people from serving in the military. She wrote on her website, "America’s 15,000 trans service members and 134,000 veterans are much braver than you, Mr. Trump; my allegiance is with them and our country, not you."
Jenner has not spoken with Trump, although she did attend an inauguration event. "I did come back to the inauguration to meet people," she said. "And out of that I have built some very nice and good relationships with the Republican Party, but I have not been back to see Trump."
On Trump's sour history addressing equality, Jenner said, "We’re all Americans. I think of it this way. We have diversity in mankind, humankind. We have diversity all over the place, diversity in the way people look, diversity in religion, diversity in skin color. Wouldn’t it be a dull world if everybody was the same?"