Caitlyn Jenner says she would "seriously" consider running for office
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 27, 2017,
Apr 27, 2017, 2:14
The 67-year-old reality TV star, formerly known as Bruce, shared the revelation Tuesday night at the "Imagining Men & Women: Caitlyn Jenner on Transgender Identity and Courage" event in New York City.
While Jenner says she will remain a Republican, she added that her "loyalties do not lie with Donald Trump" after the Republican government's repeated neglect of LGBTQ rights.
Jenner, who describes herself as a conservative Republican and a faithful Christian, said she's considering a bid for US senator in her home state of California when Dianne Feinstein, an 83-year-old Democrat, decides to retire. "I came out to buy groceries and go to work once in awhile.it was very hard times". "I'm not stupid. The Republican party does not do a good job when it comes to equality and the entire LGBT community". "And if that's the case, if I find us on the inside, I would seriously look at it".
She says if she would talk to Trump in private 'I would say why the hell did you repeal that thing? Jenner said that writing her thoughts down was freeing but wanted the ladies to know that the book was not about gossip - or politics, for that matter.
Jenner concluded that she "would seriously look at a run". Jenner, who voted for Trump a year ago, offered qualified support for the President but rebuked him for revoking protections for transgender high school students.
She voted for Trump, but she says she feels let down by him and the party in the President's first 100 days.
Caitlyn Jenner proclaimed her support for Donald Trump back when she told the Stat magazine that the real estate mogul was "very much for women" and "behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue". "Trump, who I talked to before the inauguration about a lot of LGBT issues ..."
"I did vote for him".
"I'm not flawless. I've made mistakes with a lot of things over the last two years". Her statements mark a sharp turnaround from what she told CNN past year, where she was convinced that "Trump seems to be very much for women" and "very much behind the LGBT community". "My loyalty is not with the Republican Party. My loyalties are with my community, and to make it better". Boylan is also promoting her 14th new book, Long Black Veil, a mystery novel that features a transgender protagonist with secrets of their own. I like a thriving economy. "I believe in minimal government, and so Republicans have done a better job in that direction".