Caitlyn Jenner continues to support Ted Cruz despite his stance on transgender issues. In a recent interview, Caitlyn said that she would like to serve as a transgender ambassador for Cruz should he become the next president.
“I like Ted Cruz,” Jenner tells the Advocate. “I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man.” Nevermind that Cruz is an evangelical Christian who has the worst record on transgender issues than possibly any other candidate running for president. Also, ignore the fact that Cruz has said he would uphold the Bible over the constitution.”
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Cruz has opposed transgender and LGBT friendly proposals, including gender-open bathrooms in schools, according to People. Actually, when questioned about his stance on putting non-gender specific bathrooms in schools, Ted Cruz called it “lunacy.”
Cruz is the polar opposite of someone who supports LGBT rights, and it’s surprising that Caitlyn Jenner would support a candidate who is so opposed to everything she has become. Cruz illustrated just how transphobic he is in a radio interview with Louder with Crowder. During the conversation, Crowder and Cruz were discussing gender-specific bathrooms and the use of genetically proper pronouns. Cruz doesn’t seem to even recognize that there are transgender issues, and he has been adamant that children should be classified based on the equipment that they were born with. Check out this exchange between Crowder and Cruz when they heatedly discuss gender identity.
“Well listen, senator – I don’t mean to say you’re out of touch because you’re dealing with it politically, but we’re talking about a generation of people who get offended if you use the genetically proper pronouns,” said Crowder. “So getting to the point of calling something Islamic terrorism is a little further down the trail.”
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“Look, these guys are so nutty that the federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz replied. “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the god-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room with junior high girls – this is lunacy!”
It also might be lunacy to think that Ted Cruz would even want a transgender ambassador or a transgender advisor. Does Cruz even want Caitlyn Jenner’s endorsement in his bid for the presidency? Cruz seems like the polar opposite of a candidate that Caitlyn would want to support in the election, especially if she is going to be an ambassador for trans issues. What if Ted Cruz does get elected and then attempts to take away the freedoms and protections that the LGBT community already have?
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When faced with the realization that Ted Cruz isn’t a champion of transgender issues or LGBT rights, Caitlyn Jenner said, “I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.”
Then Jenner went on to say, “Number one, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job.”
Apparently, Caitlyn thinks it was the Republicans who balanced the budget, when really, the United States’ economy is doing better now than it did when either Bush was in office.
“With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have,” Jenner said. “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.”
It was during that same interview with the Advocate that the interviewer suggested Caitlyn become a “trans ambassador” to Ted Cruz.
“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,'” Jenner exclaimed.
Certainly, Ted Cruz and his uber-conservative Chrisitan supporters would be all over that idea.
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