Caitlyn Jenner Refuses to Say If Trump Loses Election, Says She Wants to Be a “Disruptor” Like Him
Caitlyn Jenner, a California gubernatorial candidate, would not say whether she believes former President Donald Trump won the election, but she did remark that if she wins, she wants to be like him.
According to polls, a majority of Republicans believe Trump was the legitimate winner of the November election, a conviction that the former president claims to retain. Jenner refused to say whether she was in that group during a Thursday interview on The View, instead deflecting to how she planned to rule.
Jenner told Joy Behar, “I’m not going to get into that.” “It’s over with with that election.”
Jenner went on to say that Trump has “done some nice things” and praised him for being a “disruptor.” Jenner dismissed the topic of whether Trump won the election and added, “He was a disrupter while he was president.”
“I want to do the same thing in Sacramento, where I want to be a thinking disruptor. Jenner stated, “We need to reform that system.”
Jenner, a lifelong Republican, first backed Trump. In 2018, she rescinded her support for the former president, citing his “relentless” assault on the trans community as the reason. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, she accused Trump of degrading “our dignity” and disrespecting “our humanity.”
“I was hopeful that this was how I might use my privilege to effect change…. Jenner writes, “I believed I could work within the party and the Trump administration to change the attitudes of people who needed to be changed the most.” “Sadly, I was wrong.”
Jenner announced her candidacy for California governor in April and her team consists of at least two people with connections to Trump, according to Axios. Tony Fabrizio worked on Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns as a pollster and Steven Cheung, a communications specialist, served as Trump’s special assistant while he was in the White House.
Although her team hoped her name recognition and socially progressive, financially conservative platform would trigger a swarm of supporters, Jenner faces an uphill battle in the election. Polls put her toward the bottom of the Republican pile with only about 6 percent support, and Newsom still has an edge over his challengers.
However, Jenner isn’t giving up her dream of being governor should she lose. This is a brief summary.