Did Caitlyn Jenner Just Endorse Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz?

I Am Cait star talks politics, trans issues and why she's not a Democrat

By Brett Malec Mar 03, 2016 10:28 PMTags
Caitlyn Jenner, Ted CruzGilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic; Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Caitlyn Jenner is weighing in on the heated presidential race!

In a new interview with The Advocate, the I Am Cait star and self-proclaimed conservative Republican opens up about which of the presidential hopefuls she has her eye on.

"I like Ted Cruz. I think he's very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man," the E! star revealed before adding, "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."

Caitlyn says she met Cruz before her transition "and he was very nice."

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"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 reporter Dawn Ennis.

"You're going to be Ted Cruz's trans ambassador?" Ennis replied.

"Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you're doing but here's what's going on,'" Cait explained.

While Caitlyn maintains her conservative beliefs, she added, "I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that."

So why is she still a Republican? "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."