Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian and transgender icon who was born Bruce Jenner, gave a very soft endorsement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz in an interview with The Advocate on Wednesday.
“I like Ted Cruz,” she declares. “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.”
Jenner acknowledged that “the Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.” But she also explained that Republicans have the best solutions to the biggest challenges America faces. Her speech would have been right at home at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):
Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. 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.
Jenner said she met Cruz before making her gender transition, over one year ago. She described him as “very nice.” She told The Advocate she looks forward to a time when “I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise [Cruz] on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?”
She later described this position as “trans ambassador to the United States.” Jenner described the job as saying, “Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.”
— People Magazine (@people) March 3, 2016
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