Many people took to social media to blast the reality show star over her political endorsement.
“I’ve unfollowed @IAmCait and @Caitlyn_Jenner As a woman who loves and respects women, I feel duped and disrespected,” wrote one user on Twitter.
Added another commenter: “She isn’t doing anything to advance LGBT politically.”
Furious: People took to Twitter to voice their outrage at the former Olympian’s remarks this week…
The transgender icon and former Olympian reiterated that she backed Cruz and made the ‘ambassador’ comment in an interview on Wednesday.
‘I like Ted Cruz,’ Jenner told the . ‘I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man.’Advocate
Were Cruz to be elected president, Jenner would like to be appointed ‘trans ambassador to the president of the United States.’
Jenner reveals she met Cruz prior to her transition, more than a year ago, “and he was very nice.”
“Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president,” she tells me in relating a conversation on the tour bus. “And I 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 asked me.
“You’re going to be Ted Cruz’s trans ambassador?”
“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.’”
She wasn’t joking.
Despite her warm feelings for Cruz, Jenner, 66, didn’t formally endorse the Texas senator for president, saying ‘he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.’
While the Democrats are ‘better’ when it comes to social issues, Jenner thinks the GOP fiscal conservatism is more suited to serve transgender Americans.
And now she has opened fire on Hillary Clinton, ‘I’m open. We need both sides and if we’re unfortunate enough get Hilary as our next President, we need her on our side. Although she won’t be. She couldn’t care less about women. She cares about herself.’
Ted Cruz has repeatedly questioned the rights of transgender Americans in his interviews and speeches
‘Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.’
While Cruz and Jenner might agree in their belief in a deregulated economy, Jenner picked an unlikely companion in her fight for trans justice.
Cruz has questioned transgender rights on several occasions during his campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination.
On yesterday’s Today show, Jenner said, “I sit on the Republican side, and when we do get a candidate, I certainly will talk to them. I admit that the Democrats, as far as trans issues, are better than the Republicans.”
Source: Daily Mail Online