Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump, says he's the 'worst President we have ever had' when it comes to LGBT issues
Jenner was quite vocal about her pro-Trump beliefs at the beginning of his term, but a year and a half later, she suggested that she might not support his re-election campaign.
Caitlyn Jenner seems to have a lot of very strong opinions that she's been very vocal about. But in recent news, the former Olympic athlete has gone back on her opinions and about POTUS Donald Trump, since the days of the 2016 election. Previously she was quite outspoken about her faith in the president, but that's not the case anymore.
Published Tuesday was the transgender icon's profile on Broadly where she discussed her opinions on politics and openly stated that Trump “has been, for all LGBT issues, the worst president we have ever had.” She also added that she might not support the sitting president's 2020 re-election campaign.
“I want him to know politically I am disappointed, obviously,” Jenner said, specifically about Trump's curbing of trans-rights. “I don’t want our community to go backwards. Just leave us alone, that’s all we want.”
Speaking of her faith in the LGBTQ community benefiting from her relationships with Trump's Cabinet, she said: “I think it’s good that I’m on the Republican side because the Republicans know that, and I have an immediate in with them to change their minds."
She added: “The Republicans need the most work when it comes to our issues, I get that. I would rather work from the inside. I’m not the type of person who is going to stand on a street corner with a sign and jump up and down. No, I’m going to go have dinner with these people.”
Jenner shared how she has also had "a great conversation” with Vice President Mike Pence, who has an established history of supporting anti-LGBTQ legislation.
“He’s kinda like, from our standpoint, the real enemy. But that’s OK, I can handle that,” Jenner said. The vice president told her he “would love” to have a lengthier discussion down the line, she said.
For the last year and a half of Trump's inauguration, Jenner openly voiced her criticism of his policies, all over interviews and also on social media. Back in March, she had shared with Newsweek that she had “built some very nice and good relationships with the Republican Party” even though she was yet to speak to Trump himself.