Caitlyn Jenner refused to say whether she accepts that Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election in an appearance on The View on Thursday (10 June).
Jenner announced that she would be running for governor of California earlier this year, but as a a trans woman and Republican has disappointed the LGBT+ community again and again.
Appearing on The View this week, Jenner was asked by host Joy Behar: “You say that you’re a Republican, and I’m just wondering, there’s a lot of Republicans in this country that believe that Donald Trump won the election, and not Joe Biden.
“Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?”
However, Jenner clumsily dodged the question, responding: “I am not going to get into that. That election is over with. I think that Donald Trump did do some good things. What I liked about Donald Trump was that he was a disrupter.”
Behar pressed: “But did he win? Did he win?”
“He was a disruptor when he was president,” Jenner continued. “I want to do the same thing.”
Caitlyn Jenner dismissed trans athlete bans as ‘a small issue’
During the same interview, Caitlyn Jenner discussed her plans to finish Donald Trump’s border wall in California, and protect the state’s “Eastern front”, although it is unclear what this means.
She also address her comments on trans participation in sports.
Host Sara Haines asked her: “You’ve gotten some pushback from within the trans community for seemingly coming out in support of the trans athlete bans that have been proposed in dozens of states… How significant do you think this issue is?”
In April 2020, Jenner insisted she acknowledged the right of “every trans person” to play sports, before u-turning last month, claiming that allowing trans athletes to compete as their correct gender “just isn’t fair”.
But on The View, she said: “To be honest with you, it’s a very small issue in the state of California… We have so many bigger issues in this state, like immigration.”
In May, polling found that just six per cent of Californian’s support Jenner’s run.