From Caitlyn Jenner’s op-ed for the Washington Post:
I believed I could work within the party and the Trump administration to shift the minds of those who most needed shifting. I made many trips to Washington to lobby and educate members of Congress, other Washington policymakers and powerful influencers.
These meetings were generally positive and almost always led to encouraging conversations. Despite the criticism I received from segments of the LGBTQ community for engaging with this administration, I remained hopeful for positive change.
Sadly, I was wrong. The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president. The leader of our nation has shown no regard for an already marginalized and struggling community. He has ignored our humanity. He has insulted our dignity.
He has made trans people into political pawns as he whips up animus against us in an attempt to energize the most right-wing segment of his party, claiming his anti-transgender policies are meant to “protect the country.” This is politics at its worst. It is unacceptable, it is upsetting, and it has deeply, personally hurt me.
That’s just the middle part. Read it in full.
"I was wrong" to back Trump, Caitlyn Jenner writes for The Post. "He has ignored our humanity" and used transgender people as pawns. https://t.co/zUkP4CZZ0m
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 25, 2018
"I never thought the leopards would eat MY face" says the transgender person who voted for the "leopards eating transgender peoples' faces" party.
— Jamie Chang (@Ferishi) October 25, 2018
in other words. – i was okay with him hurting others, but i didnt think he would hurt me, but now that he has hurt me, i dont support him. go away.
— randi wachtel (@RandiWachtel) October 25, 2018