She’s bridging those gaps! Caitlyn Jenner made a surprising declaration during an interview with The Advocate on Wednesday, March 2, telling the publication that she supports Republican Ted Cruz for president, despite some of the questionable things he has said about the LGBT community.
“I like Ted Cruz,” she said. “I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think he’s an Evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.”
The I Am Cait star, 66, even suggested that perhaps it could be a great partnership if she worked with Cruz, 45, once he was in office.
“Wouldn’t it be great — let’s say he goes on to be president,” she said, “and I have all my girls on a trans-issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?”
At that point in the conversation, journalist Dawn Ennis asked Jenner to clarify.
“You’re going to be Ted Cruz’s trans ambassador?” Ennis asked.
“Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing, but here’s what’s going on,'” the reality star said.
In November, Cruz made headlines when he blasted the push for gender-open bathrooms in schools as “lunacy” during an interview with conservative radio show Louder With Crowder, claiming the idea was the same thing as “trying to force [school districts] to let boys shower with little girls.”
During the radio interview, he also referred to trans students as people to “inflict” upon other members of the school.
When Ellis pointed out that the Republican party in general has always been notoriously anti-LGBT, Jenner explained her logic.
“No. 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues,” she said. “We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country; capitalism did, free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.”
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