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Caitlyn Jenner to Trump on bathroom decision: 'This is a disaster... See you in court'

During the presidential campaign, former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner praised then-presidential nominee Donald Trump for breaking ranks with his Republican opponents on LGBT issues.

Now Jenner feels betrayed, and is joining critics who oppose Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the federal government's guidance on allowing transgender students to use the restrooms of their choice.

"From one Republican to another, this is a disaster," Jenner said in a message posted on Twitter. "You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community."

"See you in court," Jenner added, hinting at the various court cases that are making their way through the judicial system.

The Obama-era guidance, which had temporarily been put on hold by a federal judge in Texas, carried no force of law, but warned schools that they could face lawsuits or lose federal aid if they did not comply. LGBT advocates claim it was necessary to protect students in certain areas of the country from discrimination.

The decision means it will now be left up to the states and individual school districts to determine whether students should have access to restrooms and locker rooms that align with their expressed gender identity. Policies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey schools in the Philadelphia are unlikely to change due to Trump's directive.

A lifelong Republican, Jenner was introduced at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year as "the world's most famous Republican." She was even spotted at an inauguration eve dinner at Washington's Union Station beside House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Jenner's name came up during Thursday's White House press briefing, when a reporter asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer why Trump nixed the guidelines protesting transgender students while saying Jenner, a transgender woman, was free to use whichever bathroom in Trump Tower she chose.

"If a state wants to pass a law, that's their right," Spicer said, who painted the decision as a states' rights issue. "The president has a big heart. … He does not want to force his beliefs."