Now that Trump‘s policies are personally affecting HER family, inaugural singer Jackie Evancho has decided maybe he’s not such a great guy after all.
Jackie’s sister, you might recall, is trans. And less than a month after taking office, Trump signed his executive order rolling back protections for trans youth.
“I [performed] because it’s always been about the honor and not about the politics. I try my best to stay out of politics,” says Evancho. But when Trump took action that could harm her sister, she felt compelled to speak up — “because at that point, something had changed that was going to affect a cause that I believe in. It was going to affect my sister, who I truly love, and people that I know. It was just natural instinct. I had to do something about it.”
Typical. And maddening. As Boy Culture points out, that’s a perfect example of how people think — nothing matters until it matters to them personally.
I mean, I guess we shouldn’t alienate new allies because, lord knows, there’s a tsunami of disappointed Trump supporters about to come down the pike, and we’re going to need them all if we want to change things in 2018….
But REALLY girl?
Anyway. Jackie has requested a meeting with Trump to discuss the issue of trans rights. The WH initially said Trump would “welcome” a meeting but has yet to confirm an appointment.
As for what Evancho would say if she gets the chance to meet with the President?
“I would talk to him about some of the horrors that [Juliet] has experienced,” Evancho says. “Hopefully make it a federal issue — and create some sort of law that will protect my sister and people in her situation.”
I have a feeling she might be waiting awhile for that meeting.