Transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner, who has outraged many in the LGBT community for her support for President Donald Trump, expressed shock and indignation on Wednesday after the president announced that he opposed allowing transgender people to serve in the military.
“There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us,” Jenner wrote on Twitter. “What happened to your promise to fight for them?”
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
The responses to Jenner were fiercely negative, as many asked her how she could possibly be shocked that the president would throw the trans community under the bus given his past flip-flops on several key issues.
A sample of the top reactions to Jenner follow below.
Caitlyn sweetie we BEEN trying to warn you and your privileged ass continued to vouch for him. I’m supposed to feel bad? I don’t.
— Jordan (@jordansdiamonds) July 26, 2017
TRUMP LIED. Is this so hard to understand?
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) July 26, 2017
YOU voted for him. Great job.
— Sol (@solrodriguez) July 26, 2017
It was OK for him to call Mexicans and rapists, so YOU endorsed and voted for him. You did this. How does it feel?
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) July 26, 2017
Because of people like you who voted for him millions are suffering. NOW the transgender community is being targeted by this madman!
— Sunflower Soul 2.9! (@SunflowerSoul71) July 26, 2017
Caitlyn: But you promised!
The rest of us: pic.twitter.com/htLTttloMk
— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) July 26, 2017
WE FUCKING TOLD YOU AND YOU HEARD US AND YOU KNEW AND YOU STILL DIDN’T LISTEN BECAUSE YOU WANTED A TAX CUT. FUCK YOU.
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) July 26, 2017
you’re literally the only person who believed it, actually
— Hila Sharif (@hilasharif) July 26, 2017
*whispers gently* He was lying. He always lies. The rest of us in the community tried to tell you. Over and over.
And over again.
— Brian Scully (@brianscully) July 26, 2017