Caitlyn Jenner is clarifying her support for Sen. Ted Cruz, two weeks after saying she would like to be a “trans ambassador” for the Republican contender if he became president.
“I never said that I endorsed Ted Cruz,” Jenner said in an interview with the E! network Thursday. “I said I like him. He is a constitutionalist and I think we have to get our country back to something like that.”
She added that she has “not figured out” GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
“He’ll be great for women’s issues, he says, but then he doesn’t say how,” she told E!. “So I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”
Jenner told The Advocate on March 2, “I like Ted Cruz … But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.”
Her comments were met with a firestorm of criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates, who criticized her for backing a politician with a history of expressing anti-LGBT views.
Earlier this week, Jenner posted an Instagram photo of herself with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton — even though she has said on “I Am Cait,” her reality show that documents her life after transitioning from a man to a woman, that she would vote for Trump over Clinton.
“I would never, ever, ever vote for Hillary. We’re done if Hillary becomes president. The country is over,” she said in a recent episode.
On Thursday, Jenner acknowledged that Cruz “would probably be the worst and need the most help” on issues affecting the transgender community, and said the candidate has not taken her up on the offer to advise him on trans issues as a “trans ambassador.”
“If that is the case, I would be at his front door. Have they contacted me? No — which I was kind of surprised,” she said.
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