- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner said she’s working with the Republican Party “behind the scenes” on LGBT issues, revealing on ABC’s “The View” that she had a meeting scheduled with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Ms. Jenner, who admitted it was “harder coming out as Republican than it was coming out as trans,” said Thursday that she hasn’t gotten a chance to meet with President Trump yet but has been working with the administration “behind the scenes” on LGBT issues.

“I do a lot of political things, but I would say 80-90 percent of it is behind the scenes,” she said. “I think I really get a lot more accomplished that way.

“I’m glad I’m in the position that I’m in, because I got a good in with the Republican Party,” she continued. “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.”

Ms. Jenner said she’s disappointed Mr. Trump hasn’t been more outspoken about issues facing the trans community but acknowledged that the president has a lot on his plate.

“Has there been anyone from the administration that you have been able to get in to sit down with at all, if not the president himself?” co-host Jedediah Bila asked.

“Yes,” Ms. Jenner responded, “but I can’t talk about it.”

She said she has met with officials at the Department of Education and had a meeting later that afternoon at the United Nations.

“I’ve been everywhere. Just like this afternoon, I’m at the U.N. Nikki Haley, I have a meeting with her about LGBT issues worldwide,” she said.

“We have our problems here and our issues here, but if you look on an international basis,” she added. “They’d chop my head off in some countries.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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