A former Trump advisor dismissed Caitlyn Jenner's run for California governor as 'a joke,' report says
"It's a publicity push," a source told Politico. Another said Jenner's bid "isn't a real campaign" and is merely an attempt to "monetize" her.Sam Nunberg, an advisor to former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, disregarded Jenner's candidacy as "a joke.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner wouldn't say whether she believed former President Donald Trump won the election but said she hopes to be like him if she wins her own election.
Polls indicate that a majority of Republicans believe that Trump was the rightful winner of the November election, a belief the former president himself claims to hold. When asked during a Thursday interview on The View whether she was in that camp, Jenner refused to answer and deflected to how she plans to govern.
Caitlyn Jenner says tents in Beverly Hills are the latest sign of the homelessness crisis because they used to only be downtown
"on a big picture, living in a tent in a park in Beverly Hills, it's just different today. Before, the homeless were all downtown," Jenner said."When you drive in Beverly Hills and you look at the park, and there's tents in the park, we have to look at that issue very seriously," Jenner said in an interview on the Fox LA show "The Issue Is" that aired Friday.
"I'm not going to get into that," Jenner told co-host Joy Behar. "That election is over with."
Jenner added that Trump "did do some good things," and applauded him for being a "disrupter." When pushed as to whether Trump won the election, Jenner ignored the question and continued, "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. We need to change that system," Jenner said.
A longtime Republican, Jenner initially supported Trump. However, she retracted her endorsement of the former president in 2018 due to his "relentless" attacks on the trans community. She accused Trump of insulting "our dignity" and ignoring "our humanity" in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
Caitlyn Jenner Claims CA Homeless Are Now Living in Tents in Beverly Hills
Caitlyn Jenner has vowed to tackle California's homeless crisis by building more affordable housing across the state.Olympian Jenner lamented the homeless crisis in California during her appearance with host Elex Michaelson on Fox 11's 'The Issue Is' on Friday and said seeing tents in one of America's wealthiest districts was a problem.
"I was optimistic that this was how I could leverage my privilege for change.… I believed I could work within the party and the Trump administration to shift the minds of those who most needed shifting," Jenner wrote. "Sadly, I was wrong."
Jenner announced her candidacy for California governor in April and her team consists of at least two people with connections to Trump, according to Axios. Tony Fabrizio worked on Trump's 2016 and 2020 campaigns as a pollster and Steven Cheung, a communications specialist, served as Trump's special assistant while he was in the White House.
Although her team hoped her name recognition and socially progressive, financially conservative platform would trigger a swarm of supporters, Jenner faces an uphill battle in the election. Polls put her toward the bottom of the Republican pile with only about 6 percent support, and Newsom still has an edge over his challengers.
Caitlyn Jenner Refuses to Say Trump Lost the Election: ‘Not Going to Get Into That’
Longshot California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner seemingly played footsie with election denialists and the “Big Lie” on Thursday, telling the women of The View that she wasn’t “going to get into” whether or not she believes former president Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. The former Olympic champion and reality-TV star has yet to gain any traction in her Quixotic quest to dislodge Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office via a recall election. Despite drawing heavy media attention since announcing her run, polls show only six percent of California voters support the Republican candidate.
However, Jenner isn't giving up her dream of being governor should she lose this election. If Newsom wins in the recall election this year, he'll be up for re-election in 2022.
"There's only less than a year before the actual governor's race, and all my people would probably at this point stay around," Jenner previously told Fox News' America's Newsroom. "But I have gotten such a good response from people. It's been so much fun doing it."
Jenner's platform is focused on deregulation in California and the creation of a "fair" tax system for corporations, some of whom have left the state for places more favorable to them.
Newsweek reached out to Jenner for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott 'Are Very Close Again,' Source Says: 'There Is a Different Energy' .
Kylie Jenner recently flew to New York to support Travis Scott at the annual Parsons BenefitAfter Jenner and 3-year-old Stormi flew to New York City to support Scott at Tuesday's Parsons Benefit, a source tells PEOPLE there's "a different energy" between the former couple.