When Trump announced his reversal on transgender bathroom rights in schools, he had to expect some criticism. But he probably didn't think he’d lose one of his biggest supporters from that community.
Caitlyn Jenner just spoke out strongly on social media against Trump – who she previously has supported – telling the President to “call me.”
In case you missed it, Trump recently rescinded student’s rights to choose the bathroom that matched their chosen gender identity. He did this despite strong opposition from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other advisers.
The move has nearly unanimously been declared a huge blow for LGBTQ rights, with many high-profile trans activists speaking out.
Perhaps the biggest face of the movement, Caitlyn, took just 24 hours to respond, and she came out swinging.
“Well @realDonaldTrump,” she tweeted. “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”
She’d later add the following message, offering to assist citizens unfamiliar with the issues:
But it was probably her Instagram post that struck the strongest chord. She posted the same video there (currently viewed nearly 1 million times) and added this extended caption:
“I have a message for the trans kids of America. You're winning. I know it doesn't feel like it today or every day, but you're winning. Very soon we will win full freedom nationwide and it's going to be with bipartisan support. You can help by checking out the National Center for Transgender Equality and letting Washington hear you loud and clear.”
And then she threw the knockout punch: “Now I have a message for the bullies: You're sick. And because you're weak, you pick on kids, you pick on women or anyone else you think is vulnerable. Apparently even becoming the attorney general isn't enough to cure some people of their insecurities."
Only time will tell if this outrage has an effect on the President’s policies, but in the meantime, everyone’s doing all they can – namely, resisting.