Co-hosts dig into “I Am Cait” star’s recent political comments, questioning her commitment to transgender issues
“The View’s” Joy Behar did not mince words when it came to Caitlyn Jenner voicing her support for GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz.
“Transgenders for Cruz is like Jews for Hitler,” Behar said. The comment came amidst a discussion of Jenner backtracking after calling Hillary Clinton a “f—ing liar” and “political hack.” Jenner posted a picture of herself and several friends posing with Clinton shortly thereafter.
Co-host Raven-Symone offered her take on why Jenner seems so misinformed on transgender issues, comparing it to her own experience as a bisexual woman.
“When you go through that much of a change so quickly, especially in the public eye, I think, personally, you should have taken a hiatus or break and stepped back and really lived in the transgender world, not just go right into it,” Symone said.
Michelle Collins also voiced concern about whether Jenner is truly open to learning more about Clinton and transgender advocacy, or if it’s simply lip service to quell the public relations fallout.
“I don’t know if she really believes, like if she really is open,” Collins said. “I hope she is, but I wonder if part of it is to kind of put that fire out a little bit with the community because they are very upset. I think it’s affecting the ratings on the show and how people are viewing her and she wants to maybe — I don’t know if it’s real or not is all I’m saying.” Collins referred to tratings for Jenner’s E! reality series “I Am Cait,”
Earlier this month, Jenner voiced support for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview with The Advocate, telling the magazine she “liked” Cruz — the same candidate who told a conservative radio host in November that allowing “boys, with all the God-given equipment of boys” to share a shower room with girls was “lunacy.”
Jenner, a self-described Republican, called Cruz a “very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man.”
In a recent episode of “I Am Cait,” Jenner also defended GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, saying, “I think he would be very good for women’s issues.”