Once upon a time, Caitlyn Jenner dreamed of being Ted Cruz’s “trans ambassador.” Many people pointed out that this was silly because Cruz is a virulent bigot, and virulent bigots make terrible bedfellows for LGBT people. Cruz reiterated his bigotry last week, by voicing support for bathroom bills like North Carolina’s H2, which stigmatize trans people under the false notion of “protecting” women and children. “There is no greater evil than predators and if the law says that any man, if he chooses can enter a women’s restroom, a little girl’s restroom and stay there and he cannot be removed because he simply says at that moment he feels like a woman, you’re opening the door for predators,” said Cruz.
In an apparent response in form of a video posted on Facebook last night, Jenner pissed in a woman’s room. She then said, “And by the way, Ted, nobody got molested.” That’s so great. Good for her. My heart swells with pride of the specific LGBT variety and pumps rainbow blood. It seems like the obstinately, illogically, willfully ignorantly conservative Caitlyn Jenner is finally seeing the light, right?
Heh. Not quite.
The public bathroom she chose to baptize was in Trump Tower. On one hand, the video functions to hold Trump to his word—last week on the Today show, Trump decried H2 and, when asked about Jenner specifically, said that she’d have the right to chose whatever bathroom she wanted to in Trump Tower. And so she did. “Thanks, Donald, I really appreciate it,” says Caitlyn in the video. (Cruz later mocked Trump for his foray into good sense.)
On the other hand, these thanks come from a woman who said that Trump would be “very good for women’s issues,” and that “every conservative guy out there believes in everybody’s rights.” So take what she says with a grain of salt. Endorsing one Republican candidate and clapping back at another, in the same video? That’s so Caitlyn.
But at least she got to pee in peace.