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Caitlyn Jenner: "We're In A Post-Trump Era," "We Have Moved Forward"

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California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner clarified her position vis-a-vis former President Trump during an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Monday evening.


BASH: We'll asked a little bit about national politics.

JENNER: Uh-oh. OK. Remember, I'm running for California.

BASH: I know, I know.

JENNER: This is not a national position.

BASH: It is not a national position. But you're a national figure.

JENNER: Right.

BASH: And you're running, you know, to be a different kind of Republican. So let's talk about that. The former president still claims that the 2020 elections were stolen from him. So let me ask you, do you believe President Biden was duly elected?

JENNER: He is our president. I respect that. I realize there was -- there's a lot of frustration over that election. You know, what, not frustrated over what happened back then. But what have I done? OK, as a citizen, I'm frustrated. And I said, you know what, I want to do something about it.

BASH: The then Trump campaign went to court. They filed scores and scores of lawsuits, there was no evidence that there was anything fraudulent. Do you -- are you comfortable with that? Do you believe that the election was stolen?

JENNER: No, I believe in the system. But I believe in the -- what we need to do in the future is we are a democratic republic. We need to have integrity in our election system. I'm not going to go in the past. You know, we're in a post Trump era and they still keep talking --

BASH: Are we though?

JENNER: -- about. But we're in a post Trump era.

BASH: I don't think he believes that.

JENNER: We have moved forward.

BASH: Well, the reason I'm asking you about this is because you are a Republican. And there is a real --

JENNER: I'm kind of yes. (INAUDIBLE) on the Republican side, but yes.

BASH: Are you not a Republican?

JENNER: Well, I hate to use -- we'd label everybody.

BASH: But what do you like --

JENNER: Well I don't like labels, you know, I'm me. OK. This is how I do it. Just because I have conservative economic philosophy, that's the only thing that the Republicans are kind of on that I'm on. But I don't know. Maybe you call me a libertarian, maybe call me in the middle. I really don't know. Because when it comes to social issues, I'm much more progressive, much more liberal.
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