Transgender icon and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s few celebrity advocates who openly praise the soon-to-be president, but now speculation has begun to mount that Trump and Jenner will make waves by sharing a dance at Friday’s inauguration festivities.
Sources close to the administration are indicating that Trump has at least considered the move, which would likely be perceived as a nod to the LGBTQ community that has expressed concern about the impact of a Trump presidency on its rights.
A simple dance between Trump and Jenner could also instill confidence that the Republican party – which will soon control all branches of government – will be willing to make inroads on social issues important to gay and trans people.
Last year, Jenner earned liberal scorn by defending Trump: “Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community… He backed the LGBT community,” she told Stat.
Trump may also have an interesting encounter with Rowanne Brewer Lane, an ex-girlfriend whom the president-elected dated in the 1990s and who became the subject of an alleged hit piece by The New York Times in May.
“They spun it to where it appeared negative,” she said about her relationship with Trump. “I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump. He never offended me in any way. He was very gracious.”