Hillary Clinton Meets Caitlyn Jenner On “I Am Cait” — WATCH VIDEO
The run-in was previously teased in a trailer for the second season of the E! docu-series, but will now air in full this weekend. The brief meeting actually took place last November, while both were in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton was in town for a primary debate, while Jenner was traveling on her bus tour with her transgender friends.
And in the preview clip, it’s Candis Cayne who first spots the presidential candidate in the lobby of their hotel. Jenner then walks over to Clinton, who exclaims in surprise, “Oh my gosh! Good to see you! What are you doing here? Did you come for the debate?”
Jenner replies, “Of course we did.” She then explains to the former First Lady, “We’re on the road. These are all my girls. There’s Candis.” At that point, Cayne tells Clinton she did a “great job tonight,” and the group starts discussing the transgender community.
“We’re on the road dealing with trans issues across America,” Jenner says, prompting Clinton to reply, “That’s great. I have to tell you, what’s happening around the world deserves your attention. Anything you can do to help.”
Jenner agrees, saying, “We’re trying to figure out a way to do that. So we’re moving along. And these are the most fun girls to be with.” As the unexpected encounter wraps up, Clinton advises, “Well, I just want you guys to have a great time and do great work.” The Democratic frontrunner, who infamously took a selfie with Kim Kardashian last year, even tells Jenner before leaving, “Say hello to your family, too!”
The meeting is surprisingly cordial, particularly considering Jenner had bashed Clinton just before the run-in. As Gossip Cop reported, an episode earlier this month featured the transgender star saying, “I would never, ever, ever vote for Hillary… If Hillary becomes president, the country is over.” And those were the tame comments.
But in the new clip, pal Zackary notes after the run-in, “With Hillary Clinton, we were all so star-struck, and Caitlyn was, too. Even though she kind of wanted to deny it, it was so palpable to me that I was like, ‘Oh she’s loving this! She’s meeting a presidential frontrunner!'”
As Gossip Cop reported, last week Jenner shared a photo from the meeting on Twitter, writing, “”#learningfrommygirls #willingtolisten.” Watch how it all went down below.