"Just because I'm a woman now doesn't make me all of a sudden liberal."
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

16 Mar 2016 - 10:51 AM  UPDATED 16 Mar 2016 - 10:51 AM

After labeling Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton a "fucking liar" in recent weeks, Caitlyn Jenner may be ready to soften her stance, tweeting a recent photo of the two accompanying some of Jenner's friends, with the hashtags #willingtolisten and #learningfrommygirls.

It followed a recent episode of Jenner's series I Am Cait, where a political debate between Jenner - a lifelong Republican - and her Democrat friends escalated quickly.

"Just because I'm a woman now doesn't make me all of a sudden liberal," she said. "I don't think my views have changed politically since transitioning."

When Hillary Clinton's name was raised, Jenner was quick to denounce her.

“I would never, ever, ever vote for Hillary… If Hillary becomes president, the country is over,” she said.

“She was a lousy senator. She was horrible. Look at all of the things that are going on in the Middle East, all because of what she did. Look at Benghazi. She lied to us! She’s a fucking liar!”

As Jenner's friends tried to defend Clinton, Jenner cut them off, saying: “You want a person that’s going to lie to you?… She’s a political hack. That’s all she is. She’s done nothing!”

This isn't the first time Jenner has been in a heated debate over her political stance. Arguably the most famous trans woman in the world, her opinions on the 2016 US election have been making headlines every week. Recently she told Buzz Bissinger that she has "gotten more flack for being a conservative Republican than... for being trans" while being interviewed at a sold-out talk at the University of Pennsylvania in February.

So why is Jenner such a staunch Republican? Like so many things in life, it appears that the answer is money, or more specifically, the economy.

"We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job... socialism did not build this country."

In an interview with The Advocate, Jenner commented that "if we don't have a country, we don't have trans issues."

Believing that "none of the Republicans are 'I hate trans people' or 'I hate gays'," she said that with "$19 trillion in debt... [America] is spending money [it doesn't have]".

"We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job," she said, adding that "socialism did not build this country."

"The people built [this country] and they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up."

With that being said, she concedes that "the Democrats, as far as trans issues, are better than the Republicans," and says that "when we do get a candidate" she will "talk to them" and explain why trans issues are important.

"If Republicans haven't been very good on this issue ... isn't it good that they have an ally, someone on their team that can win them over?" she asked at the TCAs press conference for I Am Cait

As for her thoughts on the candidates? Well, she doesn't like Trump much because of his "macho attitude" but she does think he would be "very good for women's issues," despite also believing that he "would have a hard time with women".

“I don’t think he’s out there to destroy women or take things away or do any of that kind of stuff,” Jenner said on her show.

Instead, Jenner has publicly declared that she likes Ted Cruz, a show of support that prompted The View's Joy Behar to quip: “transgenders for Cruz is like Jews for Hitler".

Ted Cruz has spoken openly about his views on trans people, and recently said this about transgender children in an interview with EWTN:

"You know, I’m the father of two little girls. Caroline and Catherine are seven and five. I don’t want my daughters taking showers with little boys, I don’t want them when they’re in junior high or high school. And it’s absurd, no parents do."

NBC reported that Cruz also suggested that trans students should use the faculty facilities, because "inflicting [a transgender student] on the teachers is probably better than sticking him in the shower with the teenage girls".

As for trans people serving in the military? Cruz's stance is that they "shouldn't view the military as a cauldron for social experiments."

Describing him as a "very nice" man, Jenner admits that he's "probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues". 

She told The Advocate: "I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man."

Half-joking, Jenner suggested that she could be Cruz' "trans ambassador".

Thinking aloud, she mused: “Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.'”

“[I'd have] all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?” she concluded.