Caitlyn Jenner, one of the most prominent transgender figures in America, slammed President Trump on Wednesday for barring transgender people from serving in the military.
First, Jenner retweeted a Trump post from June 2016 in which he promised to fight for the LGBT community.
There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them? https://t.co/WzjypVC8Sr— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) July 26, 2017
On Wednesday night, she followed up with a tweet linking to a more thorough statement on the matter, saying, “Every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country’s uniform.”
Jenner, who said her father served in the military during World War II, also called Trump’s idea “half-baked” and said the president’s directive “puts all of our service members in harm’s way.”
“Over the past two years I have met the most inspiring trans people, and I can testify to the trans community’s incredible resilience and perseverance in the face of enormous discrimination and hate. We are strong, we are beautiful, and we will win,” Jenner wrote. “The president must ask himself which side of history he will be on — and reverse his position immediately.”
This isn’t the first time Jenner has taken Trump to task over his policies affecting transgender people. In February, after the Trump administration’s reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms, Jenner posted a video to Twitter, saying, ‘‘From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.’’
Jenner herself is contemplating a career in politics: She told conservative talk radio host John Catsimatidis earlier this month that she’s looking into running for the Senate.