May 23, 2018 at 11:16 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Caitlyn Jenner wouldn’t vote for Trump again, says she can ‘handle’ Pence

Caitlyn Jenner (Screenshot via YouTube)

Caitlyn Jenner thinks President Donald Trump “has been, for all LGBT issues, the worst president we have ever had.”

In a profile for Broadly, Jenner regrets supporting Trump in the 2016 election.

“I want him to know, politically I am disappointed, obviously. I don’t want our community to go backward,” the former Olympian says. “Just leave us alone; that’s all we want. Then maybe later down the line we can get somebody a little better.”

As for Vice President Mike Pence, she says she can “handle” the notoriously anti-gay politician.

“He did some really anti-LGBT community stuff,” Jenner says of Pence. “I know that. He’s also very Christian. He’s kinda like, from our standpoint, the real enemy. But that’s OK, I can handle that.”

Jenner says she told Pence she “pretty much vote[s] Republican. But I’m also trans. And I said, ‘I would love to share that conversation with you.’ And he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You know what, I would love to do that.’”

For the next election, Jenner explains she would base her vote on the candidate not on their political party.

“I don’t know who in the Democratic Party… I would look at it. I don’t vote parties. I vote the person,” Jenner says.

However, she isn’t giving up her Republican views just yet.

“I think it’s good that I’m on the Republican side because the Republicans know that, and I have an immediate in with them to change their minds,” Jenner says. “The Republicans need the most work when it comes to our issues, I get that. I would rather work from the inside. I’m not the type of person who is going to stand on a street corner with a sign and jump up and down. No, I’m going to go have dinner with these people.”

 

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