“Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?” Behar asked.
Jenner responded, “I am not going to get into that. That election is over with. I think that Donald Trump did do some good things. What I liked about Donald Trump was that he was a disrupter.”
Then Behar interrupted, “But did he win? Did he win the election?”
Jenner then continued, “I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento. We need to change the system, and I want to change the system for the positive.”
Then Whoopi Goldberg ended the segment because time ran out.
During the segment, Jenner criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, among other issues, but Behar’s question was triggered by polls showing a significant share of Republicans back Trump’s claim that the election was stolen from him, even though courts have rejected dozens of election challenges.
Jenner also sidestepped a question about trans athletes in student sports. Previously, she has said she opposed trans girls playing on girls’ teams, and today, when asked, she called it “a small issue,” directed viewers to her website and then launched into a rant on immigration, the southern border and “the eastern front.”
Jenner’s campaign was launched in April, and she reportedly got help and advice from Brad Parscale, Trump’s former campaign manager.
Watch a portion of the interview above.