Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Trans Ambassador For Ted Cruz

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03/03/2016 04:39 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2016

File this under: "Wait, what?!"

Caitlyn Jenner told The Advocate that she's vying to be named America's "trans ambassador" if Ted Cruz is elected president in November. 

The 66-year-old Olympian, who is a staunch Republican, offered faint praise for Cruz, whom she described as "very nice," although she made it clear she has yet to endorse him. 

"I think he’s very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man," she said. She does, however, take issue with the GOP presidential hopeful's evangelical Christian beliefs and that, consequently, he's "probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues." 

This is precisely where her appointment would come in. "Let’s say he goes on to be president," Jenner said. "And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues." After the article's writer Dawn Ennis, who identifies as trans, pressed her for clarity, Jenner replied, "Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.'"

Jenner, who is gearing up for the second season of her reality series, "I Am Cait," acknowledged that Democrats are "better when it comes to these types of social issues."

Sadly, we'd reckon it'll take a little more than ambassador to sway any of the Republican candidates, particularly Cruz, on trans issues. In November, the presidential hopeful, who is certainly no stranger to anti-gay remarks, slammed protections for transgender students as "ridiculous," and said, "I don’t want my daughters taking showers with little boys," Right Wing Watch reported. 

The Texas senator was quick to denounce Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in November's deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, as a "transgendered leftist activist." (In what was later reported to be a clerical error, Dear was listed as a woman on his voter registration card, which prompted media speculation over his gender identity.)

So... good luck with that appointment, Caitlyn.  

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