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Caitlyn Jenner’s Conservative Politics Appear in Latest I Am Cait Episode

caitlyn jennerWhen Caitlyn Jenner opened up to Diane Sawyer about her struggle with gender identity (still Bruce at the time of the interview), one unexpected moment people found themselves surprised by was Jenner’s conservative politics. Jenner’s a Republican who “believe[s] in the Constitution,” and there were lots of jokes at the time about Jenner “coming out” about that too.

In the intervening time, Jenner has become a social progressive icon for raising awareness about the struggles of the trans community, but on last night’s I Am Cait, viewers were reminded of Jenner’s personal politics.

Jenner and her new trans friends took a road trip to San Francisco, and at one point they were discussing programs for homeless and unemployed LGBT youth.

She voiced her concerns about this issue, taking aback her new friends, saying, “Don’t, a lot of times, they can make more not working with social programs than they actually can with an entry-level job?… You don’t want people to get totally dependent.”

Jennifer Boylan expressed concerns about that in a talking head clip, saying she’s “worried” now and “if Cait’s gonna be a spokesperson for our community, this is something she’s gonna have to understand.”

Watch the clip below, via E!:

[h/t Gossip Cop]
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