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Caitlyn Jenner Slams Hillary Clinton (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner slammed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the second season premiere episode of "I Am Cait" on E! on March 6 (video below).

Jenner, who recently expressed her admiration for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, sparred with transgender activist Jenny Bolan during a road trip with their other cast mates, notes Mediaite.com.

Bolan told Jenner that she needed to be an advocate for women's rights, and Jenner fired back: "We're 18 trillion and a half dollars in debt. Our economy is going to collapse."

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman wrote in The New York Times in 2015 that the U.S. government has been in debt for 180 years, and the British government "has been in debt for more than three centuries."

Krugman added that this was a good time for the U.S. government to increase the debt because of low interest rates and then use the borrowed money to rebuild U.S. infrastructure.

Later in the conversation with Bolan, Jenner added: "And if we’re unfortunate enough to get Hillary as our next president, we need her on our side. Although she won't be. She could care less about women. She cares about herself.”

According to Pinknews.co.uk, when Jenner was asked which Republican candidates would support transgender people, she replied: "All of them. They don’t hate gays or trans people.”

“They are more, ‘I want a thriving economy so every trans person has a job,'” Jenner added.

Pinknews.co.uk notes that (some) Republicans have consistently opposed the rights of transgender people, while Clinton's platform states:

We must do more to end discrimination against the transgender community. Transgender people are twice as likely than the average American to be unemployed, and in a recent national survey, 75 percent of respondents said they had hidden their gender or gender transition to avoid discrimination.

... As President, she will protect transgender individuals from violence. There is a tragic epidemic of violence against the transgender community. In 2015 alone marks the highest recorded number of transgender homicide victims—nearly all of them women of color. Transgender individuals are also 10 times more likely than the general prison and jail populations to be sexually assaulted.

Sources: Mediaite.com, PinkNews.co.uk, The New York Times / Photo Credit: E!/ET via YouTube

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