Transgender reality television star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner blasted President Trump and his administration over rollback of former president Obama’s rules protecting transgender students.
Jenner, a Republican and Trump supporter, who attended his inauguration, called on him to keep his promise to the LGBTQ community.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 24, 2017
The Trump administration on Wednesday officially rolled back protections for transgender students which were laid out in May, 2016 by the Obama administration that directed schools to allow transgender children to use the bathrooms and facilities that correspond to their gender identities.
The move came among widespread reports of stern opposition from newly sworn in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who cautioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions against the move. The dispute ultimately had to be settled by President Trump who sided with Sessions and gave DeVos an ultimatum.
Jenner posted a video to Twitter, hitting the President and the Attorney General.
“I have a message for the trans kids of America: You are winning. It may not feel like it today or every day, but you’re winning. Very soon we will win full freedom nationwide,” Jenner said. “Now I have a message for the bullies: You’re sick … because you’re weak and pick on kids or pick on women or anyone else you think is vulnerable.”
“Even becoming the attorney general isn’t enough to cure some people of their insecurities,” Jenner added. “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. Mr. President, we’ll see you in court.”
The case Gavin Grimm, which Jenner referenced, involves a student in Virginia whose school prohibited him from using the boys bathroom. The case is set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jenner had also addressed a message directly at the President. “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,” she said.