In an interview with The Advocate, Olympian-turned-reality-star Caitlyn Jenner expressed support for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.
“I like Ted Cruz,” she declares. “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.”
“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.”
Of course, people weren't happy about this:
If you see Caitlyn Jenner on TV complaining about transphobic hate/harassment, remind her she's part of the problem #SheJustEndorsedTedCruz— Kim Smythe (@KimSmythe2) March 3, 2016
Last month, Jenner revealed that she had received more criticism for her political beliefs than her gender identity.