Daily US Times: Caitlyn Jenner is attempting to defy ideological definition as she runs to unseat Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s all-but-certain recall election, staking out more progressive positions on issues like immigration and homelessness, while simultaneously trying to establish a connection with base Republican voters who supported Donald Trump, the former US president.
The tenuous balance that Ms Jenner is trying to strike was evident throughout a new wide-ranging interview with CNN that aired Monday. In the interview, Jenner said she is “kind of on the Republican side” but does not like “labels.”
She said she was prepared to take on the role of managing a state that has the fifth largest economy in the world. She also defended her complete lack of government experience.
She said she has been in the entrepreneurial world.
”People think — you’ve been in show business, think of you as a reality star. Certainly, I’ve done that, but entertainment is a business, and you have to run that business,” Jenner told CNN.
“But I have also done other things. We sold a billion dollars’ worth of exercise equipment on television. I have had aviation companies. I have just always been involved being an entrepreneur and tried to inspire my children to do the same thing. And they’ve done very well in that department.”
Those life experiences have helped develop her leadership skills, she argued. In an interview where she argued that Californians are overburdened and overtaxed by regulation, Caitlyn Jenner noted that she has been meeting with “budget people,” but would not say whom because she didn’t “want to expose anybody.”
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