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Caitlyn Jenner Likes Ted Cruz, Wants to Be His 'Trans Ambassador'

Jenner says she met Cruz before her transition "and he was very nice."

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    Reality star Caitlyn Jenner announced she was supporting Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

    Caitlyn Jenner is weighing in on the heated presidential race, and could be throwing her support behind one of the remaining four Republican candidates.  

    In an interview with The Advocate, the "I Am Cait" star and conservative Republican opened up about which presidential hopeful she's been watching.

    "I like Ted Cruz. I think he's very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man," the E! star revealed. "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."

    Jenner said she met Cruz before her transition "and he was very nice."

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    "Wouldn't it be great, let's say he goes on to be president. And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn't that a good idea?" she asked reporter Dawn Ennis.

    "You're going to be Ted Cruz's trans ambassador?" Ennis 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,'" Cait explained.

    While Caitlyn maintains her conservative beliefs, she added, "I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that."

    So why is she still a Republican?

    "Number one, if we don't have a country, we don't have trans issues," she said. "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."

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