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July 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner is testing the waters for a future Senate run as a Republican candidate representing California.

The man who once graced the front of Wheaties boxes as a decathlon champion and who has since very publicly transitioned into a transgender TV reality show star wants to “help” Republicans regarding LGBT issues.

Jenner told radio show host John Catsimatidis on Sunday morning, “I work very closely with a group called the American Unity Fund whose mission statement is to get the Republican Party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues. That’s my issue.”  

“I’m obviously more on the T portion of the LGBT and I want people to understand that. But the political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I’ve gotta find out where I can do a better job.”

Jenner joins the ladies on The View

While guest hosting the The View television show last week, Jenner expressed dissatisfaction with President Trump, saying, “I have been disappointed in a few ways. I thought he would be a little more outspoken when it came to LGBT issues.”

Jenner suggested that President Trump has altered his views, becoming more conservative since occupying the Oval Office. “He was very, as far as the trans side of it, he was very open about it at the beginning.”

Jenner told The View ladies that he intended to speak with Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, later that day. “I have a meeting with her about LGBT issues worldwide.”  

He also provided some perspective for his upcoming tete-a-tete with the ambassador: “We have our problems here, but if you look on an international basis, they’d chop my head off in some countries.”

“As we know, the Democrats do a much better job when it comes to LGBT issues. And I know that, I’m not stupid, but the Republicans need help and I’m there to help them.”

Working ‘behind the scenes’ for now

Jenner also told the ladies on The View that he’s working with the Republican Party “behind the scenes” on LGBT issues. He mentioned that in addition to the planned meeting with Ambassador Haley, he has already met with officials from the Department of Education.

As if there has been anyone from the administration that you’ve been able to get in to sit down with, if not the president himself, Jenner responded, “Yes, but I can’t talk about it.”

Some have wondered if Jenner played a role in swaying a few Republican House members last week to vote against the Hartzler Amendment.  

The amendment proposed by Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler would have saved $1.3 billion over the next decade “by prohibiting the Pentagon from paying for surgeries and hormone therapy for mentally ill soldiers who are confused about what sex they are,” according to the online political magazine, The Liberty Conservative.

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‘Call me Senator’

Regarding social/sexual taboos, Republicans have broken ground in the Senate before.  

In 2010, Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was elected the first former male nude pin-up senator, taking over deceased Democrat Ted Kennedy’s seat.

Jenner has also appeared as a pinup. A “glamour girl” pinup. In 2015, Jenner was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, telling readers to “Call me Caitlyn.”

The cover photo was an oddly posed portrait of a 65-year-old grandfather dressed as a woman.

Scott Brown bared all for his 1982 Cosmopolitan centerfold photo, crossing his legs out of modesty.  

Broad shoulders notwithstanding, Jenner covered up in order to conceal biological reality.

Kids say the darndest things, including the truth when adults refuse to

Step-daughter Khloe Kardashian was asked during a 2016 interview what her kids call Jenner now that he has “transitioned.” She said her kids call Jenner “Caitlyn.”  

However, Kardashian then modified her comment, explaining that her oldest son, “Mason knows … we’ll sometimes call her Grandpa, like Grandpa Bruce. He’s the oldest, so he kind of knows. So we keep trying to teach him just out of respect. And he’ll say, ‘No, that’s Grandpa.’”

“No, that’s Grandpa.”

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Doug Mainwaring is a journalist for LifeSiteNews, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.  Doug and his family live in the Washington, DC suburbs.


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