MSNBC Guest Decries Jenner’s Trump Hat: ‘Flaunting Her Residual White Male Privilege’

• August 4, 2017 7:59 pm


A commentator on MSNBC was so offended by Caitlyn Jenner wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat that she declared that the transgender former Olympian benefits from "white male privilege."

Jenner was photographed driving a Triumph Spitfire convertible around Los Angeles Thursday, wearing the all-important hat. Amy DuBois Barnett, former editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine, said that Jenner was "tooling around" and displayed "residual white male privilege."

"Clearly, clearly she is a staunch Republican and clearly she wants to make that known," Barnett said. "She is out here in her little hat, flaunting her residual white male privilege."

Barnett took issue with Jenner maintaining any support for President Donald Trump, although Jenner had denounced the president's order blocking transgender people from serving in the military.

Barnett went on to question whether the years Jenner spent as a "rich white man" were "trumping" her time as a transgender woman.

"It is obvious that the 65 years that she spent as a rich white man is trumping — no pun intended, or all pun intended — the two or three years that she has spent as a transgender woman," Barnett said. "Because that residual privilege is influencing her support of Trump and, I have to say, of his homophobic agenda."

Jenner's has acknowledged disagreements with Trump's positions without denouncing Trump or Republicans entirely.

"Like any administration, there's things that you like and things that you don't like," Jenner said in July.

Published under: MSNBC, Transgenderism