'I have not figured out Donald Trump,' she said
Caitlyn Jenner has clarified her feelings about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
“Honestly, I have not figured out Donald Trump… on so many of the issues, where he’s at,” Jenner said on Thursday. “He’ll be great for women’s issues, he say, but then he doesn’t say how.”
Last week, Jenner was criticized for saying she thought Trump would be “very good for women’s issues.” She had also previously discussed wanting to be a “trans ambassador” for Cruz, if he were elected president.
“I never said that I endorsed Ted Cruz,” she said in the new video. “I said I like him. He is a constitutionalist and I think we have to get our country back to something like that.”
Jenner added Cruz “would probably be the worst” in terms of LGBT issues, but that she still likes him “because of his views to fix the country, not his views on trans issues.”
In an interview with The Advocate published earlier this month, Jenner made similar comments about Cruz. “I like Ted Cruz. I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man,” she said. “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.”
Still, Jenner added, she could find a spot in his White House were Cruz to win. “Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president,” she said. “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?”
In a video from her E! show released last week, Jenner slammed Hillary Clinton and said she would never vote for the Democratic frontrunner. On Monday, Jenner posted a photo of herself with Clinton and included the hashtag #willingtolisten. Asked about her political views and meeting Clinton, Jenner said, “I think it’s important that people understand in this community and politically that there are different points of view. How can we express those different points of view and still love each other.”
Watch Jenner’s interview on E! below.