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Caitlyn Jenner mocks homeless people’s “dilapidated campers” at campaign event

Caitlyn Jenner speaking at a press conference at Venice Beach
Caitlyn Jenner speaking at a press conference at Venice BeachPhoto: Screenshot/Twitter

California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner has returned to the campaign trail after taking time away to participate in Australia’s Celebrity Big Brother. She marked her return by visiting Venice Beach in Los Angeles and touring an encampment of homeless people living in a public park.

Jenner did not help or meet with the transient people in need, however, but complained with others that such people exist. “Where do they get these dilapidated campers?” she pondered aloud right in front of the press.

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Jenner has made condemning the amount of homeless people in California a key component of her attempt to recall of current Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and become governor herself.

In May, shortly after launching her campaign, Jenner sat down with Fox’s Sean Hannity to explain that she decided to run because her wealthy friends didn’t like seeing homeless people in California.

“My hangar… the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, ‘Where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can’t take it anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless,’” Jenner said.

“I don’t want to leave,” Jenner continued, getting emotional about how awful it is to see homeless people and about how awful it is to be homeless. “Either I stay and fight, or I get out of here.”

Now she visited those homeless people.

“We have to reclaim our public space. We have to regulate our public space,” she told the gathered press.

“The homeless is a pandemic,” she claimed.

Not everyone that was at the event was on board, however. At least one person protested Jenner’s presence there.

“You’re coming down with white lily promises, of what? You’re not the answer,” the protestor said. “We’re talking about people! Human beings on the sidewalk! Where are you gonna put them?”

Jenner did not appear to respond.

Jenner’s campaign has been marred by constant gaffes from the politically inexperienced first-time candidate: she doesn’t seem to have an inkling about how out-of-touch her wealth has made her, she lied about not voting in the 2020 election when she actually did vote, and she has insulted anyone who might ever support her campaign, from rightwing podcasters to transgender voters.

Then she ran off to Australia. Jenner participated in an upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother, less than two months before election day in California on September 14.

Just before leaving, she said “obviously I would support” Donald Trump if he runs for president in 2024.

Jenner tweeted that her campaign will continue even though she’ll be on the other side of the world: “I am honoring a work commitment that I had made prior to even deciding to run for governor. There is no pause at all on this race to save CA!”

“My campaign team is in full operation as am I. I am in this race to win for California, because it is worth fighting for.”

She has consistently polled poorly with California voters. As of last week, she was tied for fifth place among GOP contenders with three percent support.

Her return does not appear to help her in that area.

 

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