Caitlyn Jenner is less than thrilled with President Donald Trump or her fellow Republicans.
“Yes, I did vote for Trump but here’s the deal-breaker for the Republican party: You mess with my community, you don’t give us equality and a fair shot, I’m coming after you,” she told Diane Sawyer during an interview airing Friday night on “20/20.” “When it comes to all equality issues for the entire LGBT community, what we need is federal guidance.”
In addition to helping vote America’s 45th president into office, the reality star, 67, also attended his inauguration in January. And during the weekend’s festivities, Jenner was even asked to take in a round of golf with the real estate tycoon-turned-politico at some point in the future, and offer that she’s since soured on.
“At that time,” the former Olympian said, “I thought it was a pretty good idea. But since [lifting federal protections for transgender student bathroom use], it’s not a good idea and so I won’t be playing golf with him.”
In February, shortly after the Trump administration lifted the protections, Jenner posted a video to Twitter expressing her anger at the president’s decision and went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“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,” she said, later adding: “Now I have a message for the bullies: You’re sick.”
The interview with Sawyer is the second time Jenner has sat down for an interview with the veteran journalist. In 2015, Jenner, then known as Bruce, announced to the world that she identified as a woman.