Caitlyn Jenner Backtracks On Cruz Support, Is Surprised Campaign Never Got In Touch
Earlier this month, Caitlyn Jenner expressed her support for Ted Cruz, even going so far as to offer to be his “trans ambassador.” Which did not seem like a thing he would be interested in having, given the fact that he has called the Obama administration’s support for trans rights “lunacy,” but whatever. Last week, she claimed Trump would be very good for women’s issues, and that she would vote for him over Clinton.
However, it looks like she’s starting to backtrack a little! On March 14th, Jenner posted a tweet featuring a picture of her posing with Hillary Clinton, along with Candis Cayne and Zackary Drucker, two trans women who have already endorsed Clinton for the presidency–hashtagged #learningfrommygirls and #willingtolisten.
Then, in an interview with E! Online today, Jenner appeared to backtrack even more. The lifelong Republican is now stating that she never intended to say she endorsed Cruz, only that she liked him. Why? Because, she says, he’s a “constitutionalist”–which judging by his stances appears means only that he is very sad that the country has progressed at all since 1787.
Jenner also said she understood that “Out of all the candidates, I also feel that as far as the LGBT community, he would probably be the worst and need the most help.” If he wanted that help, Jenner says “I would be at his front door. Have they contacted me? No—which I was kind of surprised.”
Really? Is that really surprising in any way? Ted Cruz is still crying about gay people getting married, Caitlyn. He’s not going to invite you over for tea (or soup). “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member” is a great Groucho Marx joke, but it’s no way to actually live your life.
Jenner also backtracked on Trump, whom she says she hasn’t figured out yet, saying “He says he’ll be great for women’s issues, but he doesn’t say how.” Which, of course he doesn’t, because saying stuff will be great without giving any actual explanations as to what he intends to do or how he plans to accomplish things is his primary campaign tactic.
It’s great though, to hear that Jenner is now listening to her friends about these issues, and taking into consideration how the lives of trans women (and everyone else who isn’t a cisgender white Christian man) would be negatively impacted by any of these people becoming President. People can and do change their minds about things, and it looks like she’s starting to.