Caitlyn Jenner Defended Her Trump Vote During An Interview With Seth Meyers

She’s A Part Of The LGBTQ Community, But She Stills Believes In The Republicans

On Tuesday, Caitlyn Jenner was invited to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to talk about her new book, among other things, including that she voted for Donald Trump, and has no regrets about it.

Caitlyn Jenner, once an Olympic star, now one of the most recognized transgender women on Earth, is currently promoting her memoir ‘The Secrets of My Life.’ But of course, other subjects have surfaced, especially the fact that as an LGBTQ community representative, she voted for Trump and the Republican party. Meyers did not miss the chance to talk about it on his NBC show.

Here’s the interview in case you missed it:

“I know. I am not stupid,” Jenner said. “The Republican Party does not do a good job when it comes to equality and the entire LGBTQ community. The Democrats are better there. But, for me, I have been around a long time. I am probably more conservative.”

“I believe in little things like the Constitution and freedom,” she continued. Jenner has always been an outspoken Republican, and she explained that she believes the Republicans have done a better job concerning financial and economic recovery for the US. “Now as far as LGBT people, I gotta keep an eye on these people.”

Jenner is only loyal to the LGBTQ community

“My loyalty is not with Donald Trump,” Jenner said. “My loyalty is not with the Republican Party. My loyalty is with my community.”

Although her political ideology was the main reason for voting for Trump, she has acknowledged that the President has made some mistakes as far as LGBT issues. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview on Tuesday.

In February, just a month after taking the oath of office, Trump reversed Title IX rules, a series of Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and other facilities corresponding with their gender identity.

After 24 hours of silence, Jenner shared her opinion in a tweet and video message addressed to Trump: “I have a message for President Trump from well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me,” she said.

Her political views have generated criticism among her community

Of course is not that easy to try to represent such a liberal community as the LGBTQ, but Jenner has always been a Republican. Her conservative politics are not so appealing, especially for the transgender community.

During Meyer’s show, she talked about how she may talk to Trump about trans and LGBT issues at some point. She said she will do it in private to try and avoid negative reactions from the trans community. “I was asked a question the other day, ‘Would you vote for him again?’ I said, ‘Wait a second, it’s three-and-a-half years away. There’s a lot that’s going to happen in that three-and-a-half years, and I’ll make that decision at that point.’”

“I’m not perfect. I’ve made mistakes with a lot of things over the last two years. But I’ve tried to learn from those mistakes, I’ll try to do a better job next time,” she told CNN, discussing her statements on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ about marriage equality and how she didn’t “quite get it.” Now, she’s just “okay with that.”

It’s been almost two years since the Olympian and reality TV star came out as transgender, first in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, and weeks later in the cover of Vanity Fair. She talks more about this and other subjects in her book ‘The Secrets of My Life.’


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