Caitlyn Jenner Doesn’t Regret Voting for Donald Trump
Caitlyn Jenner is still a Republican through and through.
Despite the party’s anti-LGBTQ policies, the Olympian has no regrets helping elect President Donald Trump into the White House. When CNN correspondent Don Lemon asked if she thinks she made a mistake in voting for the businessman-turned-politician during an interview on Tuesday (Apr. 25, 2017), she responded firmly with a “No.”
“As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” Jenner, who underwent sex reassignment surgery earlier this year, admitted. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.”
“To, you know, to have career politicians constantly, the Clintons, the Bushes, run this country. We need to get outside that box and shake things up again,” she added.
— CNN (@CNN) April 26, 2017
Having been called out by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for being “a little not on board” with gay marriage, the 67-year-old also insisted she’s trying to make the LGBTQ community a better place. Though she previously admitted to going against same-sex marriage, Jenner claimed she’s since changed her mind on the matter.
“I’m not perfect. I’ve made mistakes with a lot of things over the last two years. But I’ve tried to learn from those mistakes, I try to a better job next time,” she confessed. “My loyalties are with my community and I want to make it better.”
Jenner’s comments followed a bizarre interview on Live with Kelly, in which she continually interrupted co-host Kelly Ripa and asked guest host John Leguizamo if he enjoyed dressing in drag in 1995’s To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
“My experience certainly has been very different. Very positive,” she said of her transition. “I’ve been very pleased.”