Caitlyn Jenner, lifelong Republican and Trump supporter, agrees with the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change, saying that it transferred to other countries U.S. taxpayer money that should be used to assist military veterans.
“I am all for getting out of the Paris accord,” Jenner told an audience during a Q & A session Friday at the College Republican National Committee’s summer convention. “Let’s give it to the military. Let’s fix the vets.”
Although the session was closed to the media, a College Republican group in Virginia streamed a video of Jenner’s comments on Facebook Live.
Referring to the Paris Accord, which was negotiated in part by former President Obama, Jenner said, “I just think the Paris accord was just a way for the rest of the world to kind of ruin us economically. To me, it was all about transfer of wealth — get it out of the United States and give it to other countries.”
Jenner also criticized economic regulations, excessive federal spending, and the size and scope of the federal government.
“We went from $9 trillion to almost $20 trillion worth of debt. That ruined our economy, so we cannot continue to do that. We have to keep our economy very strong,” Jenner said. “I want to unleash the American entrepreneur as best we can, with the least amount of restrictions, to find solutions for a lot of the issues that we have.”
Jenner has sometimes disagreed with Trump whose administration decided in February to reverse Obama’s order mandating schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice. Trump’s order left the decision to states and/or individual schools.
Jenner called the removal of the issue from the national stage a “disaster.”
“I have a message to the trans-kids of America: You’re winning,” Jenner said in a video posted to Instagram a day after Trump announced his decision. “I know it doesn’t feel like it today, or every day, but you’re winning. Pretty soon we’re going to win full freedom nationwide and it’s going to be with bipartisan support.”
Jenner also made news with remarks about the recent shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, where a gunman opened fire on Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game.
“As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame,” Jenner said. “You just want them to recover. Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot… liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
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