So much for transgender support from liberals.
Liberal leaders and trans activists loved Caitlyn Jenner when she came out as transgender, but now that she plans to run for governor of California as a Republican, they’re hating on her big time.
“Caitlyn Jenner is a strange figure,” MSNBC host Joy Reid said on her Tuesday show, “because she was for Donald Trump and he was, you know, directly an anti-trans president. And now she is running for governor and has now decided she, too, is against trans girls playing sports.”
For the record, Jenner isn’t “against” trans girls competing in sports, she just thinks they should compete against boys or men since they are biological males.
In an interview with TMZ on Saturday, she said it’s a “question of fairness.”
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” Jenner said.
While Reid and others have repeatedly praised Jenner as a prominent spokeswoman for transgender people, now that she’s running as a Republican, that has whooshed away in the wind.
“OK, of course, Caitlyn Jenner, the Republican candidate for California governor who wants to lead that state, does not speak for the trans community. But she’s a longtime Republican who’s also a vehement Trump supporter, and we know the Republican MO all too well. We know that they don’t, they don’t actually care about fairness in girl sports, just like they don’t actually care about unborn fetuses,” Reid said.
“It’s about forcing the other to exist in their shadow so that they can continue living in a country where their status is protected against all else. And that is why the GOP selling rage over actual policy is the absolute worst,” she said.
Reid then turned to a guest on her show, trans activist Charlotte Clymer, who went even further.
“Listen, every marginalized community has members that work against the equality of that community. It’s, you know, every community has that. For trans folks, Caitlyn Jenner is the Phyllis Schlafly of the trans community, that’s who she is. She has always worked against LGBTQ equality. She has always worked against our interests. And so when we saw her throw trans children under the bus and directly attack trans children in the interview, we were not surprised — this is who she is.”
“And by the way, she’s a hypocrite. Just last year she [said on a podcast] that she had no problem with trans kids playing on teams that align with their gender identity. Caitlyn Jenner has played in women’s golf tournaments for God’s sake. This is someone who panders, she’s a hypocrite, and she is a hateful person who has no problem attacking trans people to build her brand.”
“Very well said,” Reid said.