Caitlyn Jenner claims Trump champion for women and LGBT community

Caitlyn Jenner. Photo by Reuters/Danny Moloshok

by Sarah Boone
Journalism Intern

Caitlyn Jenner states that Donald Trump is a great ally for LGBT people and women.

“Trump seems to be very much for women,” Jenner tells Stat. “He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.”

The North Carolina “bathroom issue” that Jenner is referring to is House Bill 2.

Trump had previously stated that the bill, House Bill 2, had “a lot of problems.” He also explained that “North Carolina did something [that] was very strong and they’re paying a big price.”

He further claimed separate bathrooms for transgender people as “discriminatory” and “unbelievably expensive for businesses.”

Jenner stated that Trump’s platform does, however, have flaws. "In Trump's case, there's a lot more unknowns,” Jenner said. “With Hillary, you pretty much know what you're gonna get with the LGBT community."

She goes on to claim that Democrats have historically been better allies to the LGBT community.

Referring back to Trump, Jenner said, “I think he would have a hard time with women when he doesn't even realize it, and it doesn't mean he wouldn't be good for women's issues. I think he would be very good for women's issues. … I don't think he's out there to destroy women or takes things away or do any of that kind of stuff.”

Jenner did remark, though, that she’s not a fan of the likely Republican nominee’s “macho attitude.”

Due to her support of Republican politicians, Jenner has received backlash particularly from the LGBT community.


The Gayly - 7/1/2016 @ 2:50 p.m. CDT