Caitlyn Jenner may be ambivalent about Donald Trump, but is decisive when it comes to his White House successor.
“Biden, I don’t think I’ve agreed with anything,” the California gubernatorial candidate told Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday. “I don’t think, since he’s been in there, he has done anything for the American worker, maybe other ones. So, it is a 180-degree turn in our country, going the other direction, and it scares me.”
Jenner endorsed Trump during the 2016 campaign, but later disavowed her support after his administration enacted a ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. She even went so far as to publish an op-ed in The Washington Post accusing Trump of showing “no regard for an already marginalized and struggling community.”
“What I liked about Donald Trump is, he was a disruptor,” Jenner said on “Hannity.” “He came in and shook the system up, OK? A lot of people didn’t like that in Washington, D.C., but he came in and shook the system up. I think he did some things that I agree with, some things I didn’t agree with … on trans issues, LGBT issues. I was more hopeful at the beginning. But there were some good things he did.”
Despite her cool attitude toward Trump, Jenner said earlier in the interview that “I have always been on the Republican side, just because I have conservative economic values. You know the old saying, lower taxes, less regulations, you know, a more friendly business environment, and we don’t have that in California.
“But socially, I’ve been much more progressive all my life. I get it. People do need help. You know, we need programs. But you cannot have social programs without an economy. Doesn’t happen. You just don’t have the finances to do it. And that’s what’s happening here in California.”
Jenner is one of eight Republicans running to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the second gubernatorial recall election in California’s history. Other GOP contenders include former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, 2018 gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and former Congressman Doug Ose.