Caitlyn Jenner has endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a new interview with health site Stat News.
Jenner, who endorsed Ted Cruz in March despite his vehement opposition to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender rights protections, said she was “not excited with what Obama has done to the economy, to our Constitution, all that kind of stuff,” but admitted that when it came to trans issues, the Democrats “have actually been very good.”
The former Olympian praised Trump’s record on both women’s rights and LGBT issues.
“Everybody looks at the Democrats as being better with these issues. But Trump seems to be very much for women,” she said. “He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.”
She also admitted that “there’s a lot more unknowns” when it comes to the billionaire business mogul. “With Hillary, you pretty much know what you’re gonna get with the LGBT community.”
The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee has recently opposed transgender rights and has pledged to appoint “very conservative” Supreme Court justices to repeal same-sex marriage.
“Trump has vowed time and again to oppose LGBTQ equality and roll back our progress,” reads a statement released by the Human Rights Campaign. “His policy positions are extreme and dangerous — and he has attempted to obfuscate his views because he knows they are out of step with the vast majority of voters who’ll go to the polls in November.”
Earlier this month, Trump struggled to ensure that he would continue Obama’s tradition of issuing an LGBT Pride proclamation in the month of June.
When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl about whether a President Trump would consider following Obama’s tradition of issuing an LGBT Pride proclamation in the month of June, Trump said: “I would look into it. And I feel so badly what happened [in Orlando]. And we have to do something about it.”
More than 24 hours after the Pulse nightclub massacre, Trump took to multiple news networks to suggest that President Barack Obama is either “not smart” or is somehow involved in the horrific Orlando terror attack that killed 49 people, and injured 53 more in a gay nightclub.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said via phone to Fox News. “And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
Trump continued to exploit the tragedy the following day, tweeting out a message suggesting that he was right to imply that President Obama is an ISIS sympathizer.
To prove his controversial claims that the president supports the terrorist group, he tweeted a story from anti-Obama website Breitbart.com that cites a newly discovered “secret” memo the website says proves Obama is an ISIS supporter, reports ABC News. (read more here.)