Caitlyn Jenner appeared on HBO’s Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons and said she’s a Republican because she thinks the government has too much power and she believes in the Constitution.
“I think that the Republican side, although I’ve been very disappointed with them even over the last 10, 20 years, has a better opportunity to bring this country back as close as you can to what it was.”
When asked if she has supported Donald Trump yet, Jenner claimed, “I have not outwardly supported anybody.”
While Jenner may not have ‘endorsed’ a candidate, one could argue with the claim she hasn’t supported any of them.
Earlier in the primary season, Jenner said she wanted to be Ted Cruz’s “transgender ambassador,” called Hillary Clinton a “f**king liar,” and tried to prove how tolerant Trump is toward transgender people by peeing at Trump’s hotel.
Jenner sees herself as a change maker within the Republican Party for LGBT people (though she seems a bit confused about the order of the letters in that acronym):
“I am here to help the entire Republican Party do a better job when it comes to LBGT issues. For that reason I stay on the conservative side. Now, the Republican Party obviously is – they are not, have not, been as good as it comes to LBGT issues and social issues. And so I have kind of positioned myself with the Republican Party, of trying to help these people kind of understand what the issues are for the LBGT community. And obviously, in my case, the ‘T’ portion.”
“We have a lot of issues. We have a nine times higher suicide rate than the general public. Young kids especially. Very prone to bullying. Not fitting in. The murder rate is way way too high of trans individuals. Hate crimes towards trans people. Maybe I can help the Republican Party do a better job when it comes to these types of issues.”