“I’m coming after you.”
Caitlyn Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to attack President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgenders from the military as a betrayal of Trump’s campaign promise to support LGBT rights.
“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?” Jenner tweeted.
Jenner also tweeted a link to a 2016 Trump tweet that read, “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”
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
Earlier Wednesday, Trump had tweeted about the hot-button issue of transgender Americans serving in the military.
“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” Trump tweeted. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
The impact of the tweet was unclear as of early Wednesday.
A Pentagon spokesman described Trump’s Twitter post as “new guidance” rather than an order.
“We will continue to work closely with the White House to address the new guidance provided by the commander in chief on transgender individuals serving the military,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. “We will provide revised guidance to the Department in the near future.”
Although Jenner attacked Trump, some took to Twitter to jab Jenner.
— BlackFilmsonNetflix (@blknetflix) July 26, 2017
Everyone saw through his lie, Cait. Why couldn’t you?
— S. L. Duncan (@SLDuncanBooks) July 26, 2017
The transgender activist formerly known as Bruce Jenner had publicly voiced support for Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
In April, Jenner had signaled that Trump’s policies could change his allegiance.
“Yes, I did vote for Trump, but here’s the deal-breaker with the Republican Party,” Jenner said in an interview with Diane Sawyer. “And the deal-breaker is, you mess with my community, you do the wrong thing with our community, you don’t give us equality and a fair shot, I’m coming after you.”
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Source: Western Journalism