Saturday, 5 August 2017
Caitlyn Jenner Sports Pro-Trump Hat After Condemning Trans Ban
Transgender Olympian and reality television personality Caitlyn Jenner has been photographed wearing a pro-Trump 'Make America Great Again' hat just days after making a statement condemning the President's transgender military ban.
Jenner openly supported Trump during his presidential campaign in 2016, even stating that she believed him to be the best ally for the LGBT+ community to have in the White House.
Following announced plans by the President to ban transgender servicepeople from serving in the military, calling them a 'burden', Jenner made a public statement to condemn the decision.
'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?' She tweeted soon after the announcement.
She went on to release a longer statement on her personal website;
'I believe that every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country's uniform. Furthermore, this half-baked idea puts all of our service members in harm's way. Does President Trump just intend to pull 15,000 people out of every critical position to which they are currently assigned? That would disrupt core military missions around the world and needlessly endanger our troops.'
Despite this Jenner has shown that she does still support Trump by wearing his merchandise in public. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Jenner's actions have been seen to be problematic within the LGBT+ community, having previously stood against marriage equality, and tweeting transphobic jokes.
Whilst Jenner may make public statements condemning Trumps actions, it's clear that this is simply an attempt to carner popularity whilst still being a staunch pro-Trump Republican at heart.
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