Caitlyn Jenner convicted Gavin Newsom of “destroying hope” in California and “beating people to death” in the midst of her bid to become governor of the state.
Jenner, 71, said Gov. Newsom, 53, has ‘destroyed’ the Western state’s economy through taxation while talking about Fox’s America’s Newsroom on Wednesday.
Jenner explained why she plans to run for California governor and that she wants to ‘restore hope’ and make people ‘feel good’ about the state.
She slammed the current governor’s policy, saying, “I want to restore hope in California. Under Gavin Newsom, he has frankly absolutely destroyed hope […] What I want to do is bring back hope and make people feel good about what is happening in California and things are changing. ‘
Jenner announced her bid to become California governor in April ahead of the recall election, which is likely to take place in November.
Caitlyn Jenner slapped Gavin Newsom for ‘destroying hope’ in California and taxing people ‘to death’ during a speech at Fox’s America’s Newsroom on Wednesday (pictured)
The retired Olympic decathlon has previously launched attacks on Democrat Newsom for a ‘too restrictive’ Covid lockdown and his ‘elitist’ attitude.
The former husband of Kardashian matriarch Kris, is a registered Republican. She voted for Trump in 2016, but not in 2020, in protest of his stance on transgender issues.
Speaking to America’s Newsroom’s first in-studio interview since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Jenner slammed California’s tax levels, which are the highest in America.
Jenner, who described herself as an “inclusive Republican” in terms of social issues, argued that taxation “destroyed the economy” and said California “has been taxed to death.”
She continued: ‘You have to look at the economy. You have to look at what Gavin Newsom has been up to over the years. He has destroyed the economy, through regulation, through taxes. ‘
According to Fox News, California has the 13.3 percent highest income tax rate, 8.84 percent highest corporate tax, and more than 60 percent gasoline tax.
Jenner, 71, said Gov. Newsom (pictured), 53, has ‘destroyed’ California’s economy through taxes amid her bid to become state governor
Jenner (above) explained why she plans to run for governor, arguing that she wants to restore “ hope ” and make people feel “ good ” about California while slamming Newsom’s policies.
Jenner also came into contact with the regulations imposed on California businesses when she spoke of people leaving the state in droves because of the cost of living and other issues.
She explained, “The other thing that breaks it is regulations. We have 21.2 million words of regulations for California businesses and citizens. That has to stop. ‘
In 2020, California’s population dropped by 182,083, which is the first time the state’s population has declined on an annual basis, according to ABC7.
Jenner instead argued for a “fair” tax system that was “competitive” with other states, which she argued would reduce the number of businesses leaving the state.
But she was quick to add that she believes a “ zero corporate tax rate, ” like in Florida and some other states, was “ unrealistic ” for California.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Gavin Newsom for comment.
Her comments come after she recruited a team of former MAGA chiefs to help her oust Gavin Newsom amid her bid to become California governor.
Jenner is also assisted by Caroline Wren, who previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Earlier this week, she was seen heading to dinner in New York with former Trump campaign guru Brad Parscale and her business partner Sophia Hutchins, 24, who is assisting with the ‘Caitlyn for California’ campaign.
The poll on whether or not Newsom will be recalled will take place sometime this year after the required number of signatures have been collected.
Voters are asked if they want to recall Newsom. If a majority says yes, he will be removed from office. They will also be asked to choose a replacement governor on the same ballot paper, with the candidate with the most votes winning.
The recall comes amid growing calls from Republicans to oust Newsom. If a Republican wins, it will be their first time in state since 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger won.
Jenner also fell for the regulations imposed on California businesses when she spoke of people leaving the state in droves because of the cost of living and other issues
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former U.S. Representative Doug Ose, and businessman John Cox, who lost to Newsom in the 2018 governor’s race, are also on board.
A member of Jenner’s team previously told Axios, “She walks like someone who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative.”
Jenner announced her plans to run on Instagram last month, saying, ‘I’m in! California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or position in life, could make their dreams come true.
But over the past decade we’ve seen the glow of the Golden State diminish with a one-party system that puts politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.
“I’ve been a compassionate disruptor all my life, from representing the United States and winning a gold medal in the Olympics to helping promote the movement for equality.
As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally restore our condition before it is too late.
Incorporating entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests that finance them requires a warrior who is unafraid to do the right thing.
“I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can end Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor.
This will be a campaign of solutions, offering a roadmap to prosperity to reverse this state and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.
Small businesses have been devastated by the overly restrictive lockdown.
‘A whole generation of children has lost education for a year and can no longer go to school.
“Taxes are too high, losing jobs, hurting families and putting a particularly heavy burden on our most vulnerable people.
Jenner (pictured in January 2020) announced her bid to become governor of California in April ahead of the recall election, which is likely to take place in November.
Caitlyn (second right), who passed on at the age of 65, was previously married to Kris Jenner (left) from 1991-2015 and they share two children, Kendall (third left) and Kylie (far right)
“This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home, but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends,” she said.
She was referring to an incident in November where Newsom, after closing state and telling everyone not to socialize, was pictured dining indoors at upscale restaurant The French Laundry with a group of at least 10 people for the birthday. from a friend.
It was previously reported that neither Kim nor her famous family would publicly agree to Caitlyn’s bid to become California governor.
Kim actually agrees more with Newsom’s approach to crime, which favors rehabilitation and support for inmates re-entering society, in addition to investing in crime prevention.
And in the past, Kim had said she was very supportive of Governor Newsom and his work to abolish the death penalty in California. He issued a moratorium on executions in the spring of 2019.
Caitlyn, who passed on at the age of 65, was previously married to Kris Jenner from 1991-2015 and Linda Thompson from 1981-1986.
She shares two children with Kris – Kendall and Kylie – and has sons Brody and Brandon Jenner with ex-wife Linda.
Caitlyn was also previously married to Chrystie Jenner from 1972-1981 and has a son, Burt Jenner, and a daughter, Cassandra Marino.