Reality TV star turned politician, Caitlyn Jenner, is clearly on a mission to change the world, but definitely not for the better. The Republican socialite recently revealed some of the problem areas she'd tackle if she became the Governor of California, including homelessness and immigration, but they weren't as well-received as she thought they'd be.
Jenner appeared on Californian television network KRON 4 for an episode of "Inside California Politics," and made some pretty wild claims about homeless people, stating they were "ruining Venice Beach."
"Venice Beach is destroyed," Jenner said, telling the host about her visit to the area. "They're destroying Venice Beach. They are destroying all the businesses out there."
She continued: "We have to clean that up. We have to provide someplace for those people to go, whether it's an open field out in some place, or if you notice at the veteran's facility, there are these big open fields and a lot of places there."
“We can find some open land; this is where you can pitch your tent." Gubernatorial Candidate @Caitlyn_Jenner suggests moving Venice Beach homeless to “big open fields" during exclusive interview with @CAinsider @FrankBuckleyTV #insideCApolitics pic.twitter.com/83W64EMrIs
— Inside California Politics (@CAinsider) June 30, 2021
Jenner then re-emphasized her belief that the homeless were responsible for a spike in crime rates, adding: "We can't have that on our streets."
The seventy-one-year-old then went on to discuss every Republican's favorite subject: immigration. Jenner explained how she would implement tougher restrictions on immigrants by building a wall on state land.
"As governor, I would finish the wall on state land, where you can finish the wall. I think we need controlled immigration in this state. We need to know the people that are coming into this state," she said.
But of course, all of her comments were deemed inappropriate and ignorant by Twitter users.
So no actual solutions or proposals towards the homeless issue in CA. Just relocate them so they're no longer an eyesore?
— ☻ (@shorty_spice) July 1, 2021
Isn't this the same thing they did to the Native Americans; put them in the most desolate are and see if the can survive. How sick it's trying to be done again
— Rico (@Rico13369496) June 30, 2021
No one chooses to be homeless but you can choose to be an a$hole
— Vixxen 🦊 (@Queenofbougievi) July 1, 2021
The news comes after the former reality TV star threw her name into the hat in the bid to become governor of California. Ever since the announcement, she has been appearing on multiple news networks, trying to promote herself as the "perfect" candidate for the role. According to the Axios news site, Jenner put together a team that includes some of former President Donald Trump's advisers and that probably tells you all you need to know about the campaign.
"Californians want better and deserve better from the governor," she wrote on Twitter back in April. "For too long, career politicians have over-promised and under-delivered. We need a leader with the vision and resolve to see it through."
But with policies that are as insane as they are insulting, it doesn't look like things are currently going too well for her right now... Am I really surprised? Nah. We'll just have to wait and see what happens...