Caitlyn Jenner: I Voted for Donald Trump

Caitlyn Jenner: 'Trump Seems to Be Very Much for Women'
Caitlyn Jenner explains why she's a Trump supporter.

Caitlyn Jenner may have helped elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, but she no longer supports some of his policies.

In her new interview with Diane Sawyer, the 67-year-old Olympian admits she voted for the businessman-turned-politician during the 2016 presidential election. While she still considers herself to be a Republican, Jenner says she’s had a change in political perspectives since transitioning into a woman two years ago.

“Yes, I did vote for Trump but here’s the deal breaker with the Republican party,” she tells Sawyer in a preview clip. “And the deal breaker is, you mess with my community, you do the wrong thing with our community, you don’t give us equality and a fair shot, I’m coming after you.”

“When it comes to all equality issues, for the entire LGBT community, what we need is federal guidance,” she continues. “Just like the previous administration said that it was okay to serve as a trans person in the military. We have frontline people, okay? I’m talking Marines, trans guys, on the frontline, fighting for our country. I’m trying to get, especially the Republican party, to make a change.”

Jenner also confesses to exchanging words with Trump at inauguration and made plans to play gold together. “At the time, I thought it was a pretty good idea,” she says, “but since Title IX, it’s not a good idea and so I won’t be playing golf with him.”

In the same sit-down, Jenner continues to insist she is for same-sex marriage. Despite her previous beliefs that marriage should be “between a man and a woman,” as evident in her last appearance on Ellen, the I Am Cait star claims she’s since changed her mind on the matter.

“I am 100 percent behind gay marriage. Let’s clear that up right now,” she says, adding it was a process but she’s now “all for it.”

As previously reported, Jenner wrote in her upcoming memoir, The Secrets of My Life, that she felt talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took her words “out of context” when she explained how she initially did not support gay marriage because she was a “traditionalist.”

“I believed, as anyone would, that that was exactly what she wanted to talk about my progression in terms of changing attitude over the years,” Jenner wrote, “This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community.”