President Donald Trump announced transgender people will no longer be able to serve in the US military today, taking to Twitter to say that transgender soldiers lead to "tremendous medical costs and disruption."
Naturally, the heinous decision was met with outrage from other politicians, celebrities, military personnel and the wider public, not in the least because his extravagant holidays are more expensive than any "medical costs." There was one celebrity response, however, that gained a serious amount of backlash.
Caitlyn Jenner responded to the news with passionate tweets and a letter about the rights of the trans community, and the impact this decision would have on not only them, but the military itself.
“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?” she wrote.
"I believe every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country’s uniform," she continuned, before labelling Trump's decision a "half-baked" idea that "puts all of our service members in harm’s way."
Here's the problem with that: Caitlyn supported Donald in the 2016 Election. She encouraged voters and actively worked to promote the Presidential Candidate, claiming the Republican was more of an ally to the LGBT community than Democrat Hillary Clinton.
She spoke about voting for him on her TV show I Am Cait in 2016, saying: "If Hillary becomes president, the country is over," she said, before claiming Trump "would be really good for women's issues." She's also claimed to be "in contact" with Trump and his party since he was elected, telling reporters she was working with them on Trans issues.
It did not previously suit Caitlyn's agenda as a rich, white Republican to have an anti-Trump opinion. And now that it does "suit" her to speak out, it appears her stance is "too little, too late."
People were not having it with her opinion, and the topic quickly became the focus on Twitter: