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Jackie Evancho Seeks Meeting With Trump, Transgender Sister

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Singer Jackie Evancho arrives for the presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/POOL via AP Photo)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 12:47 PM

Jackie Evancho, who sang the national anthem at the inauguration last month, is asking President Donald Trump to meet with her and her transgender sister.

The 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” runner-up asked the president via Twitter for another opportunity to meet with him, but this time she wants to bring her transgender sister, Juliet Evancho, along for the visit, according to NBC News.

Evancho sent out two tweets to the president after a letter from his administration overturned former President Barack Obama’s guidance on transgender bathroom protections in public schools on Wednesday. Obama's guidance called for schools to allow transgender individuals to use the restrooms that match their gender identity.

Evancho and her sister appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday.

“I guess I just want to enlighten him on what my sister, I’ve seen her go through every single day in school and people just like her, what they deal with,” Evancho said on the show. “The discrimination, it’s terrible.”

“I’ve had things thrown at me,” Juliet said on the show. “I’ve had people say pretty horrible things, and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy, so I feel like Donald Trump needs to know that being in such an unsafe environment won’t do any good not only for the transgenders and the LGBTQ community but as well as everyone as a whole.”

The Obama-era transgender order has been in place for the past two years.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that Trump strongly believes that individual states should make decisions about the matter, The Washington Post reported.

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