TV personality and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner says that she’s offered President Trump help on LGBTQ issues but, so far, hasn’t heard back.
When asked about it on “The View,” the GOP supporter sardonically added:
“He’s kind of been busy lately, I understand that. [...] It was harder coming out as a Republican than it was coming out as ‘trans.'”
But she told “The View” co-hosts that she’s constantly involved in Republican politics and is “there to help”:
“I do a lot of political things. I would say 80, 90 percent of it is behind the scenes. I think I really get a lot more accomplished that way. Very rarely do I really do anything publicly. [...] I’m glad I’m in the position that I’m in because I’ve got a good in with the Republican Party. [...] The Democrats do a much better job on LGBT issues. And I know that, I’m not stupid, but as far as the Republicans need help, and I’m there to help them.”
Jenner says because Trump’s been so open and welcoming to LGBT people, she thought he’d be a bit more of an activist about the issues. The fact that he hasn’t made her “disappointed in a few ways.”
Jenner also says she’s had meetings with Trump administration officials, “I’ve been at the Department of Education, I’ve been everywhere” — but she doesn’t talk about it.
She said that she planned to meet with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley about LGBT issues. “We have our problems here and our issues here, but if you look at an international basis, they’d chop my head off in some countries,” Jenner said.
When co-host Sunny Hostin criticized Haley, Jenner immediately jumped to her defense and urged perspective saying, “She actually did not follow North Carolina when it came to the bathroom issue.”