Outspoken Republican Celebrity Distances Herself From Trump—See Why

Outspoken Republican Celebrity Distances Herself From Trump—See Why
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Confused about Caitlyn Jenner's politics? Don't be.

Though she attended President Donald Trump's inauguration (much to her friends' dismay), she wants to be clear that she doesn't agree with everything he—or the Republican party—believes. "Here's the deal: yes, I have always had views that lean more towards the Republican party when it comes to politics [as in] less government, believing in the Constitution and all that kind of stuff. But my loyalties and my fights are not going to be with the Republican party," the 67-year-old tells People. "My loyalties are with my community and fighting for my community."

After Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee in June, Jenner told STAT she believed he would be better for women than Hillary Clinton. "Everybody looks at the Democrats as being better with these issues. But Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community. But in Trump's case, there's a lot more unknowns," she argued. "With Hillary, you pretty much know what you're gonna get with the LGBT community."

As a prominent and influential member of the transgender community, Jenner wants to use her fame to advocate for the LGBTQ population. "With the Republicans, I keep a very close eye on all the things that are happening. There's North Carolina (anti-discrimination measures), we've got SB6 ['bathroom bill'] coming up in Texas, all of these things," says Caitlyn, who came out as transgender in April 2015. "My fight is for my community and the next generation coming up."
 Source: E! News

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