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Caitlyn Jenner Tells “The View” She’s “Working Behind The Scenes” With Republicans On LGBT Issues

"I do a lot of political things, but most... of it is behind the scenes."

In a recent interview on The View, Caitlyn Jenner revealed that she’s privately working with members of the Trump administration on a number of key LGBT issues.

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The reality TV star stopped by the morning talk show this week, where she was asked by host Whoopi Goldberg about a video she shared earlier this year asking President Trump to meet with her to discuss problems facing the trans community.

“Has he taken you up on [your offer] yet?” Goldberg asked. “No,” Jenner responded, “he’s kind of been busy lately.”

“Honestly… it was harder coming out as a Republican than it was coming out as trans,” she then joked. “I do a lot of political things, but most—80-90 percent of it—is behind the scenes. I think I really get a lot more accomplished that way.”

“I’m glad I’m in the position that I’m in, because I got a good in with the Republican Party,” she continued. “As we know, the Democrats do a much better job when it comes to LGBT issues. And I know that, I’m not stupid, but the Republicans need help and I’m there to help them.”

She went on to explain that she’s been working with members of the administration on LGBT issues, but said she’s not at liberty “to talk about it.”

She did divulge that she’s apparently met with members of the Department of Education and had a meeting at the United Nations this week with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley to talk about global LGBT issues.
 

During Pride month, Jenner was criticized for making what many considered to be an anti-gay joke while speaking to a group of college Republicans about the recent shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice.

“Nobody deserves what happened out there. As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. You just want them to recover. Fortunately,” she quipped, “the guy was a really bad shot… liberals can’t even shoot straight.”

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.