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Caitlyn Jenner: 'Republicans better for trans people than Hillary Clinton'

2016-03-09
Caitlyn Jenner has claimed that a Republican president would do more for trans people than Hillary Clinton. Speaking in season two of her reality show I Am Cait, Jenner - who is a die hard Republican - is asked which of her party's candidates would help trans people. "All of them," she says. "They don’t hate gays or trans people. They are more 'I want a thriving economy so every trans person has a job'." Jenner adds that although she doesn't want to be involved in the Democratic debate, she would be willing to make an ally of Hillary Clinton if necessary. "We need both sides… if we’re unfortunate enough to get Hillary as our next President, we need her on our side." 150613-hillary-clinton-1250-mn_fdd4d3b196c12e63d32d27791aba5204.nbcnews-fp-1200-800 However, she doesn't hold back on her feelings about the former First Lady and the current Democratic front runner, adding: "She couldn’t care less about women. She only cares about herself." In an interview earlier this month, Jenner announced her support for Texan senator Ted Cruz, saying she hoped to become a 'trans ambassador' to him. She pointed out that a strong Republican hand on on the U.S. economy would ultimately do more to help trans people, than the social changes being promised by Democrats. Clinton specifically named trans rights as one of her LGBT priorities in December 2015, pointing out that as Secretary of State she made it easier for transgender individuals to update their passports. If elected president, she has committed to doing this across all identity documents, as well as addressing the national rise in violence against transgender women. More stories Caitlyn Jenner meets Hillary Clinton and trans protestors in I Am Cait trailer Hillary Clinton unveils extensive LGBT agenda for her presidency