Despite Donald Trump’s rolling back protections for trans students, his refusal to condemn the torture of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, and his failure to recognize Pride Month, Caitlyn Jenner told the women of The View that he essentially deserves to be given a chance to do his job, and in Jenner’s opinion that chance means that Americans should wait to see what he can accomplish (or dismantle) in a full four-year term.
“He’s shaken a lot of things up since he’s been in there, and I think from that standpoint, that’s good. Let’s give the guy some time. What’s it been? Six months? In three and a half years from now, we get to decide again,” Jenner told The View’s cohosts. “And if it didn’t work out, let’s get him out and get somebody else in. If not, if by that time he’s lowered taxes, he’s helped the economy, he’s created jobs, he’s done all these things that are good for the country, then we can reelect him.”
When pressed on Trump’s record on LGBT issues since taking office in January, Jenner, who’s asked for a meeting with him to focus on problems affecting queer people, admitted that she expected more from him.
“I have been disappointed in a few ways. I thought he would be a little bit more outspoken when it came to LGBT issues,” Jenner said. “The Democrats do a much better job when it comes to LGBT issues. The Republicans need help, and I’m there to help them.”
While Jenner has not been able to slate a meeting with Trump, she has plans to meet with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley about LGBT issues worldwide, she said.
Watch Jenner below: