- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama believes Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn shows “tremendous courage.”

“The president does believe that Caitlyn Jenner has shown a tremendous courage, as she has undergone this transition in a very public way, and that’s worthy of our respect,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

The comment came in response to questions from a reporter about whether Mr. Obama was disappointed that Caitlyn Jenner had become the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter, eclipsing Mr. Obama’s record of five hours.

“I don’t think the president is particularly concerned,” Mr. Earnest said, adding, “he enjoyed holding that distinction while it lasted.”

Jenner was revealed Monday for the first time as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue.

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