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Caitlyn Jenner refuses to say Donald Trump lost the election & dodges question on trans rights

Caitlyn Jenner on Fox News on May 26, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner on Fox News on May 26, 2021Photo: Screenshot/Fox News

During an appearance on The View to tout her campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), Caitlyn Jenner refused to say whether she believes Donald Trump had lost the election.

Instead, the former Olympian turned reality show star would only say Trump was a “disrupter” and that she wants to be one too.

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“I want to ask you something before we go because we’re out of time. Something that’s important for me to know,” co-host Joy Behar asked at the end of the segment before the show ended. “You say that you’re a Republican, and I’m just wondering because a lot of Republicans in this country believe that Donald Trump won the election and not Joe Biden. Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?”

Jenner tried to pivot, saying she wasn’t “going to get into all that” because the “election is over.”

“I think Donald Trump did do some good things,” she added. “What I liked about Donald Trump is that he was a disrupter.”

“But did he win? Did he win the election?” Behar asked again.

“He was a disrupter when he was president. I want to do the same thing. I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento,” Jenner said. “We need to change the system. I want to change that system for the positive. I’m in it for the people.”

Jenner also pivoted away from a question about her position on transgender children playing school sports as well, saying it wasn’t a big issue in California.

Jenner’s campaign has already faced some bumps in the road. Her past support for Donald Trump – which she reiterated – as well as her opposition to transgender rights and alienating comments about homeless people, haven’t won her much support.

Twitter immediately erupted as viewers expressed outrage that the Republican refused, once again, to acknowledge reality.