Appearing on ABC’s The View on Thursday, reality star Caitlyn Jenner had the opportunity to talk more about her intentions to run for the California governor position against the current holder of the post Gavin Newsom with host Joy Behar.
Jenner, a member of the Republican party also a transgender woman, declared her political candidacy in late April for governor of California in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election. She had been an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump during his tenure despite a slight disagreement date back to 2018 on his policies relating to transgender people.
As a republican, it must worth knowing how Caitlyn might view the 2020 election, which has drawn great conflict between members from both parties, with each side vehemently accusing the other of deception and confounding anyone who might want to have an impartial perspective.
That was when Behar confronted Caitlyn with a question on whether she believes the 2020 election was stolen, and her stance on the matter was expected to be an additional voice over the political feud.
“Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?” Behar asked, hinting if Caitlyn were a strong advocate of the former president’s election claims.
“I am not going to get into that. That election is over with,” Caitlyn responded. “I think that Donald Trump did do some good things. What I liked about Donald Trump was that he was a disrupter.”
“But did he win? Did he win the election?” Behar stressed again, but Caitlyn resolved not to discuss the topic and instead focused on her political orientation.
“I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento. We need to change the system, and I want to change the system for the positive.”
Whoopi Goldberg interrupted the segment as there was not enough time to dwell further on the issue.
The View’s talk was not able to extract out much of her opinion either about trans people if she were to win the race.
“To be honest with you, it’s a very small issue in the state of California. I have been very outspoken on this, you can go to my website CaitlynJenner.com, I explain everything,” she bluntly said.
Previously, it was known that despite her 2018 disapproval of several policies by the Trump administration that she claimed failed to support the trans community, Caitlyn was also a joined voice of opposing transgender girls’ participation in female sports.
However, Californians could be reassured that immigration would be one of the main problems that the reality star would love to tackle if she gets hold of the power.
“But we have so much—so many bigger issues in this state, like immigration. Right now we have a huge immigration issue in the state. As governor, I would first close the southern border. I would on all state lands, finish the border—the border wall.”
Speaking of her decision to run against Newsom, whom she derided as “was for the elites,” not “for the people,” Caitlyn was positive of her chance believing that her lack of prior experience in an elected office could be an advantage.
“First of all, I am an outsider. I get that. We are in a state that is controlled by the Gavin Newsom’s of the world, and things have to change. And being an outsider, I think is a good thing,” she said. “I know it’s a tough road, as a Republican to win in the bluest of blue states, but I’m not your average Republican.”