Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

Saturday June 12, 2021

On Thursday California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner visited "The View," where her exchange with Joy Behar about Donald Trump went viral. EDGE reported that when pressed by Joy Behar if she was one of those Republicans who believe Trump won the election, she hedged her answer.

"I'm not going to get into that, that election is over with," Jenner said, but she proceeded to draw a parallel between herself and Trump. "He was a disrupter when he was president. I want to do the same thing. I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento. We need to change the system, and I want to change that system for the positive."

Later in the day the Daily Beast reported, Jimmy Kimmel addressed Jenner's appearance and her kind words about him. "Jenner did say, however, that Trump did 'some good things,' adding that she wants to be a 'disrupter' in the state capitol like he was, to which Kimmel replied, 'Are we sure that isn't Donald Trump in a Caitlyn Jenner wig?' 'She's just trying to get attention,' he continued. 'Caitlyn Jenner has a better chance of being the next Batman than she does governor of California. She knows little to nothing about anything, really.' "


Jenner "took to Twitter on Friday slamming the funnyman and noting the relative silence from the LGBTQ community in the wake of the remark," wrote the Daily Mail.

"Last night @jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig. He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community?" Jenner wrote. "Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat."

Watch Kimmel's comments at the 5m35s mark:

On Twitter, some came to Jenner's defense, but many felt otherwise.