Caitlyn Jenner takes Donald Trump up on bathroom offer
NEW YORK — Donald Trump recently said Caitlyn Jenner could use whatever bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower and the transgender reality star posted a Facebook video of herself Wednesday taking him up on the offer.
Jenner’s video shows her walking in and out of Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City for a bathroom break. In the video, she also knocks Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for his stance on a controversial North Carolina law, which requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their “biological sex” stated on their birth certificate, rather than how they see themselves.
“A trans woman in New York, I gotta take a pee. Anyways, Oh my God, Trump International Tower, I love this,” Jenner says in the video.
After leaving the woman’s restroom in the luxury Trump property on Columbus Circle in Manhattan, Jenner quips: “By the way, Ted, nobody got molested.”
Cruz has defended the law as necessary because it protects people from “predators.”
Last week, Trump said people should use “whatever bathroom they feel is appropriate” in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
“There has been so little trouble, and the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment that they’re taking,” Trump said, referencing boycotts of the state. “So I would say that’s probably the best way.”
“So, if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?” Matt Lauer askedon the “Today” show.
“That is correct,” Trump responded.
Jenner, an activist for transgender issues, received a wave of backlash on social media this month for saying that she would like to serve as Cruz’s “trans ambassador” and for asserting last week that Trump “would be very good for women’s issues.”
Jenner, a life-long Republican, later clarified her comments and said that she did not endorse either candidate.