Recently, Caitlyn Jenner has expressed an interest in running for public office. She disclosed this surprise while on a media tour to promote her new memoir. She also revealed that she had voted for President Donald Trump.
Jenner said that she would be open to entering politics if it helps her advocate for the transgender community.
“Yes, I would have to look, over the next year or two, look and see, can I do a better job on the outside or am I in a position now that I can do a better job for my community on the inside,” Jenner said.
The Olympic gold medalist said her conservative leanings would not preclude her from opposing the agenda of Trump and other GOP lawmakers if they pass legislation that is harmful for transgendered Americans.
“I will come after [Trump] and come after Republicans if they come after my community,” Jenner continued. “I’ve got a voice and they better listen, OK? I will come after them.”
Jenner concluded that she “would seriously look at a run. It just depends where I could be more effective.”
She added that she was disappointed by the president when his Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly rescinded an Obama administration guidance calling for public schools to accommodate transgender students under Title IX.
“[Trump] wanted me to come play golf with him,” Jenner said. “At that time, I thought it was a pretty good idea, but since Title IX — it’s not a good idea and so I won’t be playing golf with him.”
Jenner added that she would gladly meet with the president to discuss transgender issues.
“I would rather convince the Republican Party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues than try to convince the Democrats to lower taxes and lowers regulations and let our country thrive economically,” Jenner said.
“Yeah, I’ve gotten criticized because I come from a more conservative Republican side, but my loyalties are not with the Republican Party… I’m not a one-issue voter,” Jenner said. “I believe in limited government. I like lower taxes. I like a thriving economy. I like everybody working, but my loyalties are with my community and to make it better.”
Jenner is currently on a press tour to promote her new book, “The Secrets of My Life.”
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