Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for governor in California as an “inclusive Republican,” stopped by The View on Thursday to discuss why Californians should choose her to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
Co-host Sunny Hostin asked Jenner, who said numerous times during the interview that she is an “outsider” and will surround herself with the best “insiders,” why she hired two controversial individuals who have deep Trump ties.
“You’ve said that you’ll make up for your lack of political experience by surrounding yourself with ‘really great people’ — that’s a direct quote — but it’s been reported that your campaign has so far been assisted by Brad Parscale, former President Trump’s controversial ex-campaign manager, as well as Caroline Wren, a GOP fundraiser who, according to ProPublica, helped organize the rally that led to the attack on the Capitol.”
“What exactly do you mean by surrounding yourself with ‘really great people?’” Hostin asked.
Jenner effectively sidestepped the question, simply reiterating that she has “a good team around me” that she feels has given her good advice.
Business Insider reported just this week that Wren was fired by the Trump campaign:
Former President Donald Trump’s post-election political team has fired one of its top fundraisers who played a key role in organizing the January 6 “Save America Rally” that preceded Trump supporters’ attack on the US Capitol, Republican strategists and Trump advisors told Insider.
The Trump-approved group America Alliance fired veteran fundraiser Caroline Wren at the end of last month, according to the Trump advisors. Other Trump fundraising groups sent cease-and-desist letters to Wren demanding she not cite Trump in her own efforts to recruit high-dollar donors, they said.
Watch Jenner’s full interview:
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