‘I have gotten more flak for being a conservative than I have for being a trans


CAITLYN Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.

Jenner is a Christian, leans towards political conservatism and votes Republican.

 “I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans,” she has said.

Although stopping short of an endorsement, Jenner said she liked Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, despite Cruz’s negative views of trans people.

On her reality show I Am Cait, Jenner said that although she does not support Donald Trump, she thinks he would be good for women’s issues; she then stated she would never support Hillary Clinton. She ended up voting for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

In February 2017, President Trump rescinded federal requirements giving transgender students the right to choose the school restroom matching their gender identity. In response, Jenner tweeted “Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

In April 2017, Jenner said she was in favour of same-sex marriage.

In July 2017, Jenner announced that she was contemplating running in the 2018 race for the US Senate to represent California.

Later in the month, she condemned Trump for issuing an order to reinstate a ban on transgender people from serving in the military. In her tweet, she wrote “What happened to your promise to fight for them?”, juxtaposing it with Trump’s tweet from June 2016 in which he promised to fight for the LGBT community.

In an October 2018 Washington Post opinion piece, she wrote that she was mistaken in her belief that Trump and his administration would support the LGBTQ community and vowed to learn from her error.

“The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president.” Her reversal came after a Trump administration proposal to restrict the legal definition of a person’s gender to that assigned at birth.PC