Caitlyn Jenner to run for Governor of California, Twitter says 'no thanks' as she takes a dig at Gavin Newsom
'I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as a governor,' Jenner said
Caitlyn Jenner is all set to run for Governor of California. She will be contesting present California Governor Gavin Newsom in the expected recall election. The 71-year-old former Olympian is a prominent Republican who is now being aided by a strong campaign team that comprises Donald Trump's campaign veterans. According to Axios, the former president's pollster Tony Fabrizio is expected to back Jenner in the election campaign.
As she filed the paperwork to officially run for Governor at her home state, Caitlyn Jenner took a dig at opponent Gavin Newsom and his 'lobbyist friends'. Her statement consisted of a scathing attack on Newsom and his policies, especially those executed during the pandemic. In a recently issued statement, Jenner said, "This isn’t the California we know. This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends."
'I am a proven winner'
Jenner is the first celebrity to contest for the position of California Governor since Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and Republican leader who ascended to the office in 2003.
In her first official campaign statement, with the slogan 'Caitlyn for California', Jenner wrote, "California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality. But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.”
Referring to herself as a 'compassionate disrupter' and mentioning her past achievements as an Olympian for America, Jenner added, "As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally fix our state before it's too late. Taking on entrenched Sacramento politicians and special interests that fund them requires a fighter who isn't afraid to do what is right. I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as a governor."
She goes on to criticize how the lockdown since March 2020 affected lives during the pandemic. "Small businesses have been devastated because of the over-restrictive lockdown. An entire generation of children have lost a year of education and have been prevented from going back to school, participating in activities, or socializing with their friends. Taxes are too high, killing jobs, hurting families and putting an especially heavy burden on our most vulnerable people."
'You destroyed your credibility with your backing of Trump'
Caitlyn Jenner's latest announcement received a lukewarm response from a majority of social media users, many of whom felt she was not competent for the position. While some Twitter users responded to her official statement saying 'No Thanks', one tweeted, "Just cause you can run doesn’t mean you should."
"Appropriate response: Caitlyn Jenner is a deeply unqualified hack who doesn't care about anyone but herself. Her views are terrible. She is a horrible candidate. Inappropriate response: [Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner because you think transphobia is okay here. It's not.]," activist Charlotte Clymer criticized Jenner while calling out the transphobia doled out towards her at the same time.
Journalist Yashar Ali predicted if Caitlyn Jenner would receive the endorsement of her celebrity daughters and step-daughters, "Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor and will not have the endorsement of her three famous step-daughters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. It's also unlikely, given their business ventures, that her two famous daughters Kendall and Kylie will help her publicly."
"Caitlyn Jenner announces new spin off show," another user took a jibe at the former reality TV star. One user called out her support of Donald Trump, "You destroyed your credibility with your backing of Trump."
Just cause you can run doesn’t mean you should. pic.twitter.com/adgoblXkyf— dolly patrón (@dollllypatron) April 23, 2021
Appropriate response: Caitlyn Jenner is a deeply unqualified hack who doesn't care about anyone but herself. Her views are terrible. She is a horrible candidate.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) April 23, 2021
Inappropriate response: [Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner because you think transphobia is okay here. It's not.]
Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor and will not have the endorsement of her three famous step-daughters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 23, 2021
It's also unlikely, given their business ventures, that her two famous daughters Kendall and Kylie will help her publicly.
Caitlyn Jenner announces new spin off show.— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 23, 2021
You destroyed your credibility with your backing of Trump.— Rproven ❄️🌊🌈🦞🌴 (@rproven) April 23, 2021