There’s still a few months before Republicans pick their presidential nominee, but it looks like Caitlyn Jenner is already imagining a world in which Ted Cruz is the Commander in Chief.
The reality TV star told the Advocate she met the Canadian-born politician once before she transitioned, and “he was very nice.”
“Wouldn’t it be great… let’s say he goes on to be president and I have all my girls on a trans-issue board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues,” she told editor Dawn Ennis. “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.'”
Though Jenner is an unapologetic Republican, her suggestion of being Cruz’s trans anything is a bit of a surprise—mostly because Cruz has been very vocal about how he feels that community.
Cruz lambasted the Obama administration’s support of trans students as “lunacy,” claiming the Department of Justice was “trying to force [school districts] to let boys shower with little girls.”
“You know, the funny thing is, my 5-year-old knows there’s a difference between boys and girls,” Cruz remarked on a conservative radio show last year. “And yet modern Leftists can’t figure that out.”
Another time, he suggested allowing trans students to use faculty restrooms would be preferable to “inflicting” them on classmates.
No wonder Jenner admits that, “Democrats, as far as trans issues, are better than Republicans.”
So why is the most famous transgender woman in the world still a red-state girl at heart?
Apparently because only Republicans can save the economy.
“If we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues,” she tells Ennis. “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…. 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.”
Jenner even hung out with former Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week. The two publicized their “schmoozing” session via Snapchat.
“She’s a very good friend, wonderful person,” the Terminator star said.
“We go way back, I’m talking 40 years,” Jenner added.