Caitlyn Jenner, the reality-TV celebrity and gold-medal-winning Olympic athlete who recently announced a political campaign for California governor, has released a new ad calling out “career politicians” for “destroying” the American dream in the Golden State.
“The American dream grew up here, yet career politicians and their policies have destroyed that dream,” says the Californian’s three-minute ad, which first appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.
“It’s been locked away, closed, shuttered, left in the dark, burned down,” the ad continues. “The government is now involved in every part of our lives. They’ve taken our money, our jobs and our freedom.”
Jenner, a Republican, never mentions current Gov. Gavin Newsom by name—but the ad shows several images of him.
In one, Newsom can be seen maskless and indoors with friends at a restaurant last year during the pandemic as he was advising his own state’s residents against doing exactly that. The incident brought him backlash.
Jenner also says in the ad, “I came here with a dream 48 years ago, to be the greatest athlete in the world. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet: to save California.”
Jenner, 71, came out publicly in 2015 as a transgender woman.
Jenner was married to ex-wife Kris (Kardashian) Jenner for 23 years. The couple, who have two children together, split up in 2013.
The gubernatorial run in California is Caitlyn Jenner’s first political foray.
Jenner will appear on “Hannity” on Fox News on Wednesday night for an interview.
On Saturday, she announced that she is against allowing transgender athletes who were born male to compete on girls’ sports teams.
“This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school,” Jenner told TMZ.
“It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Last week, the state of Florida passed legislation that would protect and reserve girls’ sports teams for biological females only.
Gov. Ron DeSantis indicated he would sign it.
“We’re going to protect our girls,” DeSantis said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” late last week during a town hall.
“I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old daughter and they’re both very athletic,” DeSantis added. “And we want to have opportunities for our girls. They deserve an even playing field. And that’s what we’re doing, with what Mississippi did, with what Florida did, and I know what other states are going to do. So, I look forward to being able to sign that into law.”
Caitlyn Jenner says further in her new ad, “California is facing big hurdles. Now, we need leaders who are unafraid to leap to new heights, who are unafraid to challenge and to change the status quo.”
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—by CNJ Staff