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Check Out What Happens on 'I Am Cait' When Jenner Questions Effectiveness of Social Welfare in Front of Liberal Friends


"Why should I work? I got a few bucks, I got my room paid for."

Caitlyn Jenner (Image source: YouTube)

While Caitlyn Jenner quickly became a darling of the political left amid the media storm over her transgender identity, liberal movers and shakers also have to deal with moments when things don't go according to script.

Such as when Jenner was chatting with friends during a segment of the docuseries "I Am Cait," and the subject of homeless and unemployed transgender people came up.

"Don't, a lot of times, they can make more not working with social programs than they actually can with an entry-level job?" Jenner asked the group.

The tension became palpable. "I'd say the great majority of people who are getting help are getting help because they need help," one of Jenner's friends replied.

Cait just wasn't quite getting it, apparently.

"But you don't want people to get totally dependent on it," Jenner responded. "That's when they get in trouble. ‘Why should I work? I got a few bucks, I got my room paid for.'"

That "worried" LGBT activist Jenny Boylan.

"Caitlyn has every right to be just as conservative as she choses, but many transgender men and women need social programs to survive, and that's nothing to be ashamed of," Boylan said onscreen. "Living in the bubble is an impediment to understanding other people. Cait's going to be a spokesperson for the community. This is something she's going to have to understand."

You may recall the collective "ugh" among the left after Jenner told Diane Sawyer she's a Republican during the pair's much-publicized "20/20" interview in April.

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

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