A day rarely goes by when Caitlyn Jenner isn’t called out by a fellow member of the transgender community for her history of supporting Donald Trump.
One of the most recent and passionate incidents came this past weekend at an event for the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, when Ashlee Marie Preston made a point of finding Jenner and laying into her.
Though the exchange is difficult to hear over the music playing in the background, it’s clear that Preston isn’t backing down and has points she wants to make. “You need to fucking stay away,” she told Jenner, straight to her face, “no one wants you here.”
To Jenner’s credit, she remained quiet while she heard Preston out. “You continue to support somebody that does everything with the military that’s erasing our community,” she said. The debate shifted briefly to another attendee trying to calm Preston. “We are complicity,” Preston said, “taking her money and doing all that, it makes us complicit and goes against the mission.”
When told that infighting wouldn’t solve anything Preston pounced. “How are we gonna fight if she’s giving money to the people who are destroying us?” she asked.
After a subdued “You don’t know me” from Jenner, Preston got blunt, calling Jenner a “fucking fraud and a fake.”
Preston defended her actions on Twitter, writing that a “loud, angry, black trans woman is better than a dead one.”
— Ashlee Marie Preston (@AshleeMPreston) August 27, 2017
Watch the heated exchange, below.