Caitlyn Jenner Once Supported Trump — Now She Says He Set the Transgender Community 'Back 20 Years'

| MAY 11, 2018 | 9:52 PM
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Reality TV star-turned-transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner once supported President Donald Trump, but now the LGBT advocate is singing a different tune.

Speaking in Great Britain this week, the former “I Am Cait” star, who reportedly voted for Trump in 2016, claimed the president had set the transgender community “back 20 years,” Deadline reported.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration — with a few caveats — banned many people who are transgender from serving in the U.S. military, and the U.S. Department of Justice rescinded Obama-era protections for transgender students complaining about bathroom use.

Jenner described Trump's decision to rescind a U.S. Department of Education guidance on transgender bathroom use as a “disaster.”

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And despite the city’s increasing violence rate, the former Olympic athlete celebrated London as the “most culturally diverse city in the world.”

Jenner also opened up about the high-profile anatomical transition from male to female:

“When I came out, the first year was very good — everything was going along great, and then all of a sudden, I became this person of privilege. I didn't 'get it' when it came to the trans community — we have a very marginalized community — and I didn't get it, and I got so much of this for so long.”

The socialite went on to say: "I will never apologize for everything I've been able to do because I've worked very hard and I'm not going to apologize for working hard and being successful.

“But what that does is gives me a sense of privilege, but it also gives me a platform,” Jenner added.

“I always suggest to every trans person out there, everybody has a platform that they can utilize to make it just a little bit better for the next generation coming up,” Jenner said.

Jenner was in U.K. House of Commons to speak at Channel 4's annual diversity lecture and ultimately urged Europe “not to go down the same road” the U.S. had traveled under Trump.

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