Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump over transgender bathroom rollback

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Looks Caitlyn Jenner, a lifelong Republican, is not happy with U.S President Donald Trump, over his administration's reversal of President Barack Obama's directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. In a one-minute video statement, Jenner described Trump's move as a "disaster" and tweeted along side, "Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me." The message begins with, "I have a message for the trans kids of America- You're winning. I know, it does not feel like it today or every day, but you are winning. Very soon we'll win full freedom nationwide, and it's going to be with bipartisan support. You can help by checking out National Center for Transgender Equality, and letting Washington hear you loud and clear." Jenner continued, "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 you think is vulnerable. Apparently even becoming Attorney General isn't enough to cure some people of their insecurities. As proof, the Supreme Court will soon hear a very important Title Nine case, thanks t the courage of a very brave young man, Gavin Grimm. Mr. President, we will see you in court." And finally, the 'I am Cait' star added, "Finally I have a message for President Trump. From, well, one republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect LGBTQ community. Call me." For the unversed, on Wednesday, the Trump administration overturned a directive that instructed schools to allow transgender pupils to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Before she officially responded to the transgender bathroom rollback, however, many Twitter users called out the former Olympian, for keeping mum over the new legislation, especially after she voiced her confidence in the President's support of the L.G.B.T. community back in June of 2016. On a related note, singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the National Anthem at Trump's inauguration, where many other performers declined to participate, too expressed her "disappointment" on Twitter and asked the U.S President to meet her and her sister Juliet, to discuss transgender issues. "I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. #sisterlove," read her tweet. Evancho further wrote, ". @realDonaldTrump u gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rghts." Meanwhile, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the President would be happy to meet Evancho and her sister, Juliet. "Yeah, I think the President would be welcome to meet with her," Fox quoted Spicer saying, during a press conference. (ANI)