It remains to be seen whether voters want Caitlyn Jenner to be the next governor of California, but the GOP candidate trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom just tried to deepen her appeal to the owners of private airplane hangars who hate seeing homeless people.
But rather than sympathize with those on the edges of society or suggest how government could help, Jenner bemoaned the effect on a fellow airplane owner who uses a hangar near hers.
“My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar,” Jenner told Hannity. “And I said, where are you going? And he says, ‘I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona. I can’t take it anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless.’”
“I don’t want to leave,” Jenner continued. “Either I stay and fight, or I get out of here.”
Caitlyn Jenner to Hannity: "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless'" pic.twitter.com/Z1WbBBQXq7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 6, 2021
Jenner’s campaign pitch shows she “wants to fight people who are homeless,” but she’s not “saying she wants to make the lives of all people in California better, including those who are experiencing homelessness,” RawStory pointed out.
Not surprisingly, the callous campaign comments inspired some Grade-A Twitter mockery.
What a world. What a world. Imagine the dread of having to pack up your hangar for your private jet and move out of California to Sedona because you don't like to see the homeless . . .The horror.The horror. https://t.co/pG5kucZsLe
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) May 6, 2021
“It’s so bad in California people are forced to pack up their hangars to avoid the poors”Not quite the sales pitch she thinks it is… https://t.co/WYt81IgOGc
— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) May 6, 2021
When you lost the private airplane hanger crowd… https://t.co/PkLPXZ7VwA
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 6, 2021
Discussions with your airline hangar neighbors are very relatable to the average voter https://t.co/m4HOLV94Df
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) May 6, 2021
Exactly, Caitlyn. Private jet owners are the victims. Because they are subjected to the specter of homelessness through the tinted windows of their limousines. You’re a great humanitarian. https://t.co/9Jlzv9tmYA
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) May 6, 2021
Clearly she's a natural politician with razor-keen instincts for how to relate to the common folk https://t.co/tq9sSWWBSz
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) May 6, 2021
Dear @Caitlyn_Jenner: California grew by 2.4 million people the last 10 years. Also, unlike you, Dems are focused on the 99% of people who don’t own planes or hangars. And you know what’s going to help reduce homelessness? The #AmericanRescuePlan, which your party opposed. https://t.co/xRRiiDMb0l
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 6, 2021
— Tara Dublin Wrote A Whole Book in Lockdown (@taradublinrocks) May 6, 2021
This lady is at least 13 different kinds of ridiculous https://t.co/aswijOMRum
— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) May 6, 2021
Reminder Trumps tax bailout which ballooned the deficit for the rich included deductions for private planes. https://t.co/XIsh1YwaPg
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 6, 2021
The voters want someone you can share a Gulfstream with. https://t.co/QsYdLqf1dk
— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) May 6, 2021
Polling very high among the coveted “people with private hangars who think the poors are gross” demographic https://t.co/DETCXkF10a
— Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) May 6, 2021
It's not like Fox would ever get behind a wealthy, out-of-touch, reality show television personality trying to become a politician. https://t.co/PUyi9m7ITD