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Democracy In Crisis: Trumpism and the Betrayal of Trans America

Democracy In Crisis: Trumpism and the Betrayal of Trans America

“When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

This was Donald Trump talking to Billy Bush about assaulting women more than a decade ago, but it has proven to be the ultimate expression of Trumpism.

When Matt Lauer, a rich celebrity, asked Trump, another rich celebrity, about North Carolina’s discriminatory “bathroom bill,” it became a question of whether Trump “would be fine with [Caitlyn Jenner] using any bathroom she chooses” in Trump Tower.

Jenner, like Trump, is a reality TV star with complicated lines between business and family. Of course she can pee wherever she wants.

But trans people who aren’t stars and who have to go...

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