You read that correctly. Despite presidential hopeful Ted Cruz‘s inability to see the LGBT community as equal on the humanity scale next to himself, Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner, 66, supports Cruz as leader of these United States.
“I like Ted Cruz,” she said. “I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. 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.”
Taken from an interview done with The Advocate this week, that one paragraph has skyrocketing into the ether. And despite the sorry-not-sorry-non-endorsement of Cruz, Caitlyn has offered to be his “trans ambassador.”
Should Cruz win, Jenner, who incidentally has been a lifelong Republican, suggested she become “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.’”
“I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.” So why support Republicans? “Number 1, 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.
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.”
Keep in mind, for those scoring at home, this is the same Texas senator that once described the Obama administration’s support of trans students as “lunacy.” And spoke of the trans community as more of a parasite when he suggested that you shouldn’t “inflict” trans students on teachers by allowing them to use faculty bathrooms, as opposed to those shared with their peers.
Nonetheless, we have the voice and face of the transgender community saying she trusts Ted Cruz. Ok, then.