CAITLYN Jenner has been open about her political affiliation in the media for a number of years.
Jenner reveals more of her life, sport stardom and transition in her episode of the new Netflix series Untold.
Is Caitlyn Jenner a Republican or Democrat?
Caitlyn Jenner – who is running for governor – has been widely known as a member of the Republican Party.
In 2016, Jenner joked at the Republican National Convention that she “got more trouble for coming out as a Republican than I did for being trans.”
In 2020, however, the year that marked the five-year anniversary of her transition, she said she had “changed her political views.”
“I’ve changed my thinking in a lot of ways,” the 71-year-old reality star told People magazine, now identifying as “economically conservative, socially progressive.”
She believes “we need equality for all, regardless of who’s in the White House. I love my community,” Jenner said. “I truly want to help.”
On June 10 in an interview with panelists on The View, Caitlyn Jenner was probed as to whether she thought former president Donald Trump had rightfully won the election over Joe Biden.
“Are you one of those Republicans?” she was asked.
“I’m not going to get into that,” Caitlyn replied. “That election is over with. But I think Donald Trump did do some good things. What I liked about Donald Trump is that he was a disruptor.”
“I want to do the same thing. I want to be a thoughtful disruptor in Sacramento.”
Is Caitlyn Jenner running for office?
Caitlyn Jenner has filed the paperwork to run for governor of California.
Current California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a possible recall election, launched by Republicans furious about his immigration and tax policies.
Axios reports Republican support of Jenner is being helped by GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren, who previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Jenner reportedly met Wren via her work with the American Unity Fund which is a Republican nonprofit group focused on LGBT+ issues.
The 71-year-old previously considered running for Senate in California, saying in 2017 she was weighing whether she might accomplish more by “working the perimeter of the political scene” or “from the inside,” reports USA Today.
What is Netflix’s Untold about?
Untold is about the behind the scenes truth of the sports world.
While sports fans watch events like the Olympics play out from start to finish, they haven’t been given a behind the scenes look until Untold, which tells the stories of abusive coaches, mob controlled hockey teams and a basketball game that became a mass brawl.
Untold is set to give a fresh look at the world of sports and shows the up close and personal of these athlete’s psychology and experiences in the sporting industry.
The synopsis for Caitlyn’s episode reads: “Caitlyn Jenner’s unlikely path to Olympic glory was inspirational. But her more challenging road to embracing her true self proved even more meaningful.”
What year did Caitlyn Jenner transition?
In 2015, she publicly announced in Vanity Fair that she had transitioned and shared her chosen name.
Despite her initial struggles with gender dysphoria, by the time she had completed her transition, she explained that she felt “truly seen” for the first time in 2015 when she held her driver’s license photo.
“It was so emotional. There I was. Caitlyn Marie Jenner.”
“It was hard giving old Bruce up, in a lot of ways,” she told The Guardian in 2017.
“He still lives inside me. I still do a lot of the things old Bruce used to do. I still fly airplanes and go race cars once in a while. I can have the best of both worlds.”