Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho 'Disappointed' in Trump
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017
A teenage pop star who performed the national anthem at President Trump's inauguration expressed her dismay at his decision to reserve transgender student bathroom policy for states to decide.
Jackie Evancho, 16, who has a transgender older sister, said on Twitter she was "obviously disappointed" that he had decided to revoke federal guidelines implemented by the Obama administration that allowed students to use the restroom of their self-identity.
After the official announcement that came around 7:30 p.m. in Washington, Evancho tweeted at Trump that she wanted to meet with him to discuss his decision:
"U gave me the honor 2 sing at your Inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rights," she wrote.
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017
A source close to Evancho told the New York Post, “She was the only person brave enough to sing at the Trump’s inauguration, and now she’s being brave enough to stand up to him.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, apparently leaning on the Tenth Amendment, said in a statement Wednesday, "Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue."
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