As perhaps the world’s most high-profile transgendered person, Caitlyn Jenner is an icon among leftists — until they find out Jenner is Republican.
Twitchy has collected a raft of Twitter hate spewed at Jenner from the self-proclaimed tolerant left in the wake of her qualified support for Republican candidate Ted Cruz.
In a recent interview for The Advocate, Jenner said this about the Senator:
I like Ted Cruz,” she declares. “I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.”
“I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.” So why support Republicans? “Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.”
Jenner reveals she met Cruz prior to her transition, more than a year ago, “and he was very nice.”
Let the Twitter hate begin [language alert, of course]:
FUCK Caitlyn Jenner. IDGAF. Her rich ass gets to live her truths and she's constantly denying thee people theirs. BYE
— Angry Halfrican (@ultimatenegro) March 3, 2016
Caitlyn Jenner supporting the Republican Party is like a pig supporting a butcher
— DC Debbie (@DCdebbie) March 4, 2016
Caitlyn Jenner wants to be Ted Cruz' trans ambassador, is that like being Hitler's Jewish spokesman? #badideas
— kristen taylor (@senoritascience) March 3, 2016
i'm tired of waiting for this old bimbo @Caitlyn_Jenner to wake up from her stupidity stupor, and you should be too. fuck her.
— David Russell (@17days) March 4, 2016
Caitlyn Jenner needs to shut the fuck up and stop making trans people look bad.
— Norah Williams (@LikeIronLies) March 3, 2016
How the fuck are you going to be a spokesperson for the Trans community and support and a homo/transphobe like Ted Cruz. @Caitlyn_Jenner
— Jeff (@JeffSwift13) March 3, 2016
And on and on, the left exposing its vile intolerance.
￼￼Photograph by Sebastian Kim for TIME
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