Oh, Caitlyn, girl… no.
In a recent interview with Stat, Jenner spoke about the upcoming presidential election and had some rather nice (and ill-informed) things to say about Donald Trump.
“I’m on the conservative Republican side,” she said when asked about issues facing the transgender community. “I’m not excited with what Obama has done to the economy, to our Constitution, all that kind of stuff. But as far as the transgender community, they’ve actually been very good.”
“Everybody looks at the Democrats as being better with these issues,” she added. “But Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community. But in Trump’s case, there’s a lot more unknowns. With Hillary, you pretty much know what you’re gonna get with the LGBT community.”
Um … what?! Trump has time and again insulted, belittled, sexualized and stereotyped women. And his record on queer rights, while less well documented, is also abysmal and includes a promise to consider appointing judges to overturn SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling and a recent meeting with 400 of the country’s most anti-LGBT conservative Christians. And while he originally criticized North Carolina’s anti-queer HB2 law, he shifted his position a day later and said that states should have the right to do what they want.
But this is not the first time Jenner — who recently stopped by the Trump International Hotel in New York City to use the ladies’ room in support of the trans bathroom rights — has defended him.
“It doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be good for women’s issues. I think he would be very good for women’s issues,” she said in an episode of “I Am Cait” back in March, while calling Hillary Clinton a “f**king liar” and a “political hack.”
She does, however, admit the GOP is “so off” when it comes to trans issues.
Hey Caitlyn, get a grip before it’s too late.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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