Activist Confronts Caitlyn Jenner For Trump Support (Video)

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Reality star Caitlyn Jenner was called out by activist and journalist Ashlee Marie Preston for her support of President Donald Trump (video below -- warning: the clip contains graphic language.)

The trans activist criticized Jenner for supporting Trump during his presidential campaign and after in a confrontation at the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles on Aug. 26, Daily Mail reports. Preston called Jenner a "f**king fraud and a fake" for her support of the president, who a day earlier followed through on his promise to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

"You continue to support somebody that does everything with the military to erase our community," said Preston. "It's really f**ked up that you continue to support him."

When Caitlyn asked, "Are you done?" Preston replied that she wasn't.

"No, I'm not done. I'm not done," she said. "It's f**king ridiculous. You're a f**king fraud."

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"What makes me mad is I supported you -- so many of us supported you," Preston added. "We are complicit. It goes against the mission. How are we gonna fight if she's giving money to the people who are destroying us."

"As long as we continue to be the ones that are most impacted by the choices that you make... it's not OK," Preston continued.

Caitlyn walked away, saying, "You don't know me."

"Oh my god," Preston replied. "Yes we do. You're a f**king fraud and a fake."

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Preston posted the clip online, captioning it, "Caitlyn Jenner is trash."

Jenner has previously spoken out to support Trump, but more recently criticized his decision to implement the transgender military ban.

In a statement on her website in July, Jenner said the move was an "attack" by Trump on transgender service members.

"I believe every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country’s uniform," said Jenner in the statement. "Furthermore, this half-baked idea puts all of our service members in harm’s way. Does President Trump intend to just pull 15,000 people out of every critical position to which they are currently assigned? That would disrupt core military missions around the world and needlessly endanger our troops."

"Veterans who have made sacrifices for this country deserve all of the support we can give them, from thanking them for their service to ensuring they are treated with respect when they go to the Veterans Administration," she added. "The Pentagon has been working for years on a policy that will ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the military with the full support of their leadership. It has been thoroughly reviewed and vetted by the best military and medical experts in the country. There is absolutely no reason to undo all that work because President Trump decided to send a few tweets this morning."

"America’s 15,000 trans service members and 134,000 veterans are much braver than you, Mr. Trump; my allegiance is with them and our country, not you," said the reality star.

When Jenner was later photographed wearing a Trump "Make America Great Again" hat, she apologized, saying it was simply the only hat she had on her at the time, according to TMZ.

"I apologize to all of the trans community," said Jenner. "I made a mistake. I will never do it again and I'm getting rid of the hat."

Sources: Daily Mail, CaitlynJenner.com, TMZ / Featured Image: Disney/ABC Television Group/Flickr / Embedded Images: US mission to the UN via Wikimedia Commons, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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