Caitlyn Jenner has long said it’s harder to “come out” as Republican than as transgender, and that proved to be true during her appearance Tuesday night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
About two-thirds of the way through their discussion, Jimmy Kimmel decided to give Jenner a hard time about voting for President Donald Trump, and it quickly turned into a current affairs lesson for the late-night show host. Before answering Kimmel’s questions, Jenner made it clear that she planned to vote for the Republican on the ticket, regardless of who it was, because she supports “limited government” and “grew up in a country where you actually said the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag at school” — a line for which the former athlete received hardy applause.
Moments later, a clearly flabbergasted Kimmel asked Jenner what the president has done that she believes is good. Jenner said she likes Trump’s appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and approves of the president’s efforts to lower regulations on business owners. Then came the big one — Jenner voiced support for Trump’s calls for lower taxes. She said it’s “tough” to conduct business in the U.S., though she’d like the country to be “the best place in the world to do business.”
“I don’t want massive regulations. I don’t want massive taxes,” said Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. “Especially since we’re the highest taxed country—”
“Not true! Incorrect!” Kimmel loudly interjected, apparently feeling confident about his declaration. Jenner clarified that the U.S. has the “highest corporate tax in the world.” Kimmel, suddenly puzzled by his guest’s comments, said, “I don’t know. I’ll have to look it up.”