“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...