Speaking to CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired Tuesday morning, Jenner said she didn't cast a ballot for former President Donald Trump in 2020, despite her Republican background and despite having turned to some of his former officials to help with her own campaign.
Caitlyn Jenner, the former reality TV star running for governor in California as a Republican, says she's never voted for former President Donald Trump and didn't vote at all in the 2020 election, despite seeking political advice from Trump's former aides.
"I didn't even vote," Jenner, who famously voted for Trump in 2016, told CNN of the 2020 election in an interview released Monday night. "Out here in California, it's like, why vote for a Republican president? It's just not going to work. I mean, it's overwhelming."
The 71-year-old former Olympic athlete continued: "It was voting day and I thought, 'The only thing out here in California that I worry about, which affects people, is the propositions that were out there,’ and I didn't see any propositions that I really had one side or the other. And so, it was Election Day and I just couldn't get excited about it. I just wanted to play golf so I said, 'I'm not doing that.' "
Asked why she expected people to be excited for her own campaign, Jenner joked, "'Cause I'm cute and adorable."
Despite Jenner giving the impression she opted out of the election entirely and played golf on Election Day — and that she only worries about state propositions but chose not to consider those as well — a spokesperson said that Jenner voted on "some local issues." The spokesperson said Jenner was responding to a question about whom she chose for president in 2020 and said that she didn't support any candidate.
Her claim to be a non-voter in that seminal 2020 election was baffling for a gubernatorial candidate trying to establish her political credibility, especially since records show she did participate in the contest. And it remains unclear why her statements conflict with the records.
Some political insiders speculated the candidate, speaking off the cuff, may have wanted to distance herself from Trump on CNN. Or that she possibly couldn't keep her elections straight.
“But I've never heard it the opposite way, where somebody said that I didn't vote" and they actually did, he said.
"I can imagine, having been on the inside of these types of high profile campaigns, you've got a lot of a lot of people scrambling right now," Rosales added.
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