If you hadn’t already heard, Caitlyn Jenner has thrown out her support for Republican candidate Ted Cruz for President. In an interview last week with The Advocate, she said: “I like Ted Cruz. 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.”
She defended her point of view by saying that although Democrats are “better when it comes to these types of social issues. Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues,” Jenner 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.”
Jenner even went on to suggest that she become his trans ambassador if he takes office to help him navigate LGBT community issues.
For obvious reasons, this did not sit well with most LGBT advocates who started a very loud protest on social media.
Jennifer Boylan, who stars on “I Am Cait” was outraged. “The fact that she’s swooning over Ted Cruz–a bigot, a hater, and an all around dunderhead–is galling, but no more galling, to me, than a political philosophy that exclusively benefits the wealthy and leaves the rest of us to struggle. Cruz’s policies on trans rights are horrific, but not a whole lot more horrific than those of anyone else in the GOP currently running for office.”
Reddit users continued to rage at the reality star.
One commenter said: “It’s bad enough that she has the public eye, but to do something as stupid as support a party and candidate that have traditionally been awful to us and act as though she can be some kind of ambassador…”
Another person wrote, “There isn’t a single candidate in this election more anti-trans than Ted Cruz,” while another person added: “Holy f—king s—t. I knew her political views were terrible and that she supports the Republicans, but apparently that’s not enough for her and she has to support the worst one of them all. I’ve rarely seen a person, not even a politician, who is so obviously f—king evil.”
How can Caitlyn Jenner possibly think that her position would be tolerable?