Caitlyn Jenner said on April 24 that she thought President Donald Trump would do "pretty good" on LGBT issues (video below).
Jenner told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that she voted for Trump because he was the nominee of her party:
I’m on the Republican, conservative side, and he wound up being our candidate so certainly I was going to vote for him. He looked like he would be pretty good on all LGBT issues, which is important because my loyalties do not lie with Donald Trump. My loyalties do not lie with the Republican Party.
My loyalties, and what I’m fighting for is my community, the LGBT community, and particularly the trans issues that are out there because there are many of them. That’s where my fight is, and I thought Trump would be pretty good, and he's kinda disappointed me in the first 100 days on those issues.
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Carlson reminded Jenner that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is "strong on LGBT issues," and received financial support from the LGBT community. Carlson asked if it was a "no-brainer" for Jenner to support Clinton.
After insisting her loyalties are with the transgender community, Jenner said she was not a one-issue voter:
I believe in limited government. I believe in our constitution. I would rather convince the Republican Party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues than to try to convince the Democrats to lower taxes and lower regulations and let our country thrive, financially and economically.
Later in the show, Jenner explained her feelings on Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
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I sometimes get very disappointed with Trump, especially when he went up against Title IX, and they repealed Obama's equality [rules for transgender people] on Title IX. And Jeff Sessions has been very ... anti-LGBT. I know on March 10 there was a letter sent to him to try to prosecute these murderers of these trans women as hate crimes, which has been done in the past, and he never even responded to the letter, which is extremely disappointing to me.
The Huffington Post noted in November 2016 that Sessions, as a senator representing Alabama, has a 20-year history of voting against LGBT issues.
Sessions opposed a bill that would have protected LGBT people from workplace discrimination, opposed repealing "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," supported a constitutional ban against gay marriage, opposed (twice) expanding hate crimes to include victims who are attacked because of their gender identity and sexual orientation, co-sponsored a bill that would have allowed states to write their own definition of marriage (effectively overriding the Establishment Clause in the Constitution on same-sex marriage), and co-sponsored the First Amendment Defense Act, which would have likely allowed discrimination against LGBT people according to other folks' religious beliefs.