Caitlyn Jenner, California gubernatorial candidate and former Olympian, expressed her continued support for former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOn The Money: Schumer pressured from all sides on spending strategy | GOP hammers HUD chief over sluggish rental aid | Democrat proposes taxes on commercial space flights Overnight Health Care: Fauci clashes with Paul – again | New York reaches .1B settlement with opioid distributors | Delta variant accounts for 83 percent of US COVID-19 cases Overnight Defense: Military justice overhaul included in defense bill | Pentagon watchdog to review security of ‘nuclear football’ | Pentagon carries out first air strike in Somalia under Biden MORE while appearing on Fox News on Saturday.
Jenner told “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Jeanine Pirro that if Trump decided to run for office in 2024 and if she proved victorious in the gubernatorial race, “obviously I would support him.”
The Republican doubled-down on her support of Trump, adding that her backing of the former president is not contingent on her victory.
“Yes, I still would support him,” Jenner said of if she lost the race. “I do not like what’s happening in this country right now.”
As to whether or not Trump should launch another White House bid, Jenner said, “That’s his decision.”
Jenner: Yes, I still would support Trump. I do not like what’s happening in this country right now. pic.twitter.com/Ss6TnffHUl
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Jenner is currently vying for a chance to upset current California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCaitlyn Jenner’s income drops, tax returns show 41 candidates on list for California recall election Recall against Alaska governor can proceed, court says MORE (D) in a recall election. She announced her candidacy against Newsom in April, joining an already-packed candidate field.
“Gavin Newsom is only interested in himself, he’s only interested in keeping his position,” Jenner told Pirro, according to Newsweek. “He’s not interested in the people.”
The outlet notes that Jenner is running for governor in a state that has long been Democratic, with now-President BidenJoe BidenKentucky lawmaker faces scrutiny for comparing Fauci to Jonestown cult leader Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia Public charter schools group blasts proposed Democratic cut MORE snagging 63.48 percent of the vote in California in the 2020 presidential election. Trump, meanwhile, won 34.32 percent of the vote.