Trump inauguration singer: Transgender ban another 'disappointment'
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Jackie Evancho, the 17-year-old singer who performed at President Trump’s inauguration, is calling his plan to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military another “disappointment” of his first year.

“It was another one of those moments where I was like, ah, that’s a disappointment,” Evancho said in an interview with People on Wednesday.

The “America’s Got Talent” alum’s older sister, Juliet, came out as transgender in 2015.

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“No one really expected it. I mean I didn’t expect it, definitely,” Evancho said of the move by Trump to reverse the Department of Defense’s policy on transgender service members, which he announced last month in a series of tweets.

“It just gives me more reason to keep fighting,” Evancho said.

Juliet Evancho told People she’d like to ask Trump, “Where does he stand on transgender people, honestly? Because before when he campaigning and everything he was pro-LGBTQ and he was like, ‘I’m going to protect them.’ And now he’s like pulling everything away from us and we have to fight even harder.”

Jackie Evancho, who faced intense criticism for performing the national anthem at Trump’s inauguration, tweeted him in February requesting a meeting to discuss transgender rights after the president took credit when her sales “skyrocketed” following the Inauguration Day performance.

Then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at the time, “Yeah, I think the president would be welcome to meet with [Evancho].”

In April, Evancho said such a meeting had yet to be scheduled.