The Republican reality star urges the president to get in touch with her after repeal of Obama's trans protections. Some critics don't want Jenner speaking on their behalf.
Caitlyn Jenner, perhaps one of Trump’s biggest celebrity LGBT supporters, has broken her silence on the recent repeal of transgender protections put in place by the Obama administration.
The Republican took to Twitter with a message directly to Trump saying he promised to protect the LGBT community and he still can, “Call me” she said using a telephone hand gesture.
In 2015 the former athlete came out as transgender only two months before her now famous Vanity Fair cover shoot.
The reality star angered some LGBT activists when she came to the then candidate’s defense because it appeared he wouldn’t sympathize with the community.
"Everybody looks at the Democrats as being better with these [LGBT] issues. But Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community. But in Trump's case, there's a lot more unknowns. With Hillary, you pretty much know what you're gonna get with the LGBT community," Jenner said at the time.
Jenner seems to now question Trump’s perceived dedication to protecting transgender rights, but she assures her listeners they are still ahead.
"I have a message for the trans kids of America. 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 nationwide 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," she said. "Now I have a message for the bullies: You're sick. And because you're weak, you 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."
Rounding out the video is a personal message to Donald Trump calling him out about rescinding the Title IX protections for transgender youth in schools.
“From one Republican to another,” she says in the Twitter video, “This is a disaster and you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community…call me.”
Some trans critics are not happy with Jenner’s sudden concern over Trump’s tactics. Trans social media celebrity TS Madison Hinton posted an emotional video telling Jenner not speak on the community’s behalf.
“Don’t call the president for me. I seen the little video you made. Don’t call the president for me…because there ain’t nothing you can say to him that’s going to help me because at the end of the day…what you should have been doing is rallying against his ass."
You can watch TS Madison's NSFW video below.