California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner says she wants to put nearly $1 trillion in high-speed rail funds approved by President Biden toward completing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to finish the US-Mexico border wall.
Jenner, a Republican, would be the country’s first transgender governor and has sought to forge a constituency to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the lopsidedly liberal state, focusing on reducing crime and easing business regulations.
Jenner told KABC-TV on Thursday, “We’re spending billions on a high-speed train to nowhere, okay? Take some of that money, go down to the border wall and completely finish on state land, completely finish the wall. We need protection.”
Jenner added: “But for those hardworking great people that are here, I want them to be able to get legal status.”
Caitlyn Jenner is seeking to unseat Gavin Newsom as California’s governor.Getty Images
Recent polling indicates that Newsom, who infamously dined maskless at the ritzy French Laundry restaurant while imposing strict COVID-19