This is just bizarre. Caitlyn Jenner has cautiously placed her support behind a candidate in the 2016 election, and it’s pretty shocking who. Cait believes Ted Cruz is the best man for the job, despite the fact that he doesn’t support gay marriage. Here’s why.
What the heck?! Caitlyn Jenner, 66, knows who she wants to become president in 2016, and it’s someone who wants to take her rights away! Ted Cruz, 45, has the support of Cait, and while it’s baffling to us, she definitely has her reasons.
“I like Ted Cruz. I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man,” said Cait in an interview with The Advocate. It’s never been a secret that the transgender E! star is a Republican, but it’s definitely much more interesting now that she’s transitioning. “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.” To hear more about Caitlyn Jenner, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Cait acknowledges that Ted isn’t necessarily on her side, saying “I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.” But she still votes GOP because she feels there are more important issues. “Number one, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues,” she 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.”
She also feels that she may now have the opportunity to change Republican minds by teaming up with Ted. “Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president. And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?” she asked trans reporter Dawn Ennis. “So we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.'”
HollywoodLifers – do you think that it’s crazy that Caitlyn is supporting Ted, or does her reason make sense to you? Let us know!