Caitlyn Jenner headed to Trump International Hotel and Tower this week for a bathroom break — and had a message for GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas).
Jenner, the transgender reality star, was captured on a cell phone video heading to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's Manhattan hotel as she said she needed to use the restroom. Just last week, Trump slammed North Carolina's controversial bathroom bill and promised that Jenner would be able to use whichever restroom she chose — including the women's restroom — at his building.
"Thank you, Donald. I really appreciate it," Jenner told the camera after exiting the ladies' room.
"And by the way Ted, nobody got molested," she added.
Jenner has been an outspoken critic regarding so-called bathroom bills that prevent transgender people from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity — not necessarily the person's biological sex. Jenner has argued that it's always been illegal for a man to enter a women's restroom under false pretenses in order to molest someone even if that man is "wearing a Laker’s uniform or wearing a dress."
Yet Cruz, whom Jenner has previously said that she "likes" and volunteered to serve as his "trans ambassador," has been an ardent critic of allowing transgender individuals to use the restroom of their choice.
"Every one of us has the right to live our lives as we wish," Cruz said at a campaign stop in Indiana over the weekend. "If any one of us wants to dress up as a woman or man and wants to live as woman or man and believes that we might be something other than what we were born, God has made each of us with free will and the ability to choose to do that if man to wants to dress as a woman, and live as a woman, and have a bathroom at home."
Jenner, a life-long Republican, praised Trump during the Time 100 Gala Tuesday evening as he's been critical of North Carolina's own bathroom bill. She has also said the billionaire businessman could be "good for women" on her reality show that details her transition.
Jenner posted the video of herself visiting the Trump International Hotel and Tower to her Facebook page Wednesday night where it has already garnered nearly 500,000 views and been shared more than 2,700 times.
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