Caitlyn Jenner on Whether It Was a Mistake to Vote for Trump: ‘No, Not Yet’


Caitlyn Jenner may not be happy with President Trump so far on LGBTQ issues, but when Don Lemon asked her tonight if voting for Trump was a mistake, she did not go that far.

Jenner appeared on CNN tonight one day after speaking with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about her decision to vote for Trump over Hillary Clinton. She explained that she thinks it would be easier to get the GOP to come around on these important social issues than to get the Democrats to change on issues like lowering taxes.

In fact, at one point last year, Jenner said that she has received more flak for being a conservative Republican than for being trans.

Lemon spoke with Jenner tonight in a lengthy interview and at one point asked her, “Do you think it was a mistake to vote for Donald Trump?”

Jenner answered, “No, not yet.”

She made it clear that she doesn’t completely support Trump on everything he does––she released a video criticizing the Trump administration for rolling back protections for transgender students weeks ago––but Jenner still firmly believes that the U.S. needed to “shake the system up.”

She told Lemon the country was fed up with career politicians like the Clintons and the Bushes.

On the question of why she thought Trump would be good on LGBTQ issues in the first place, Jenner cited a few examples in the president’s past before saying she doesn’t understand why those protections were rolled back in the first place when there are far more pressing issues facing the country.

Jenner also told Lemon at one point that if she was publicly seen with Trump, there is no question that “my community would go nuts––I would be ostracized.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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