The election of Donald Trump in 2016 changed politics forever and it did so in many different ways. One of the more unfortunate consequences is that "everyone" now believes they can run for high office without qualification.
This is certainly the case with Caitlyn Jenner. She is known, of course, as the parent of two of the most famous models in the world. She was also one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century.
However, Jenner is running for California governor and has no political experience. During a Monday interview with CNN, Dana Bash asked the candidate about her qualifications.
"People think you are in show business, they think of you as a reality star," she replied. "Of course I did, but entertainment is a business, and you have to run this business. But I've done other things too. We sold $ 1 billion in exercise equipment on television. Airline companies. I was just always involved, Being an entrepreneur and tried to inspire my kids to do the same and they did very well in this department and all of those life experiences – and probably the most important thing is to be an executive. ”
California recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner tells CNN's Dana Bash that "probably the most important thing is being a leader" and adds she plans to surround herself "with some really great people." https://t.co/pTKQLpOzBv pic.twitter.com/aPntPJ16qy
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 11, 2021
When Bash reminded Jenner that California has the fifth largest economy in the world, the candidate replied, "Yes (I'm prepared) because I'm going to surround myself with some really great people. "
Basically, Jenner relies entirely on the Donald Trump model. Use the notoriety to get elected, then let others rule the government. Unfortunately for Trump and America, the 45th President surrounded himself with some of the worst people.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.