During a discussion on stage at the College Republican National Committee's summer convention, Caitlyn Jenner slammed the Paris climate agreement and voiced support for a variety of conservative causes, from dismantling regulations, to trimming the national debt, to supporting Israel.
Jenner's remarks were delivered during a question and answer session at a dinner on Friday night. Though the dinner was closed to press, video of the event was posted to Facebook Live by a College Republican group in Virginia.
"I am all for getting out of the Paris accord," Jenner revealed to the audience. "... Let's give it to the military, let's fix the vets."
"I just think the Paris accord was just a way for the rest of the world to kind of ruin us economically," the Olympic champion continued. "To me, it was all about transfer of wealth-- get it out of the United States and give it to other countries…"
Jenner also touched on economic issues, railing on government spending and regulations. "We went from $9 trillion to almost $20 trillion worth of debt. That ruined our economy. So we cannot continue to do that. We have to keep our economy very strong," said Jenner, who later explained, "I want to unleash the American entrepreneur as best we can, with the least amount of restrictions to find solutions for a lot of the issues that we have."
The transgender activist voiced strong support for the military as well, insisting, "We have to continue to have the strongest military in the world so nobody will screw with us. Simple. And if they do, they know what the consequences are going to be."
Jenner said the United States also needs to let countries like Israel "know that we're not going to give up on them, and we will support them."
An outspoken Republican, Jenner also mentioned being "very disappointed when [President Trump] pulled back on Title IX." The former Keeping up with the Kardashians star reiterated prior arguments on transgender athletes, defending their participation in sporting events.
"Like any administration," Jenner added, "there's things that you like and things that you don't like."
When asked to discuss interactions with Republican lawmakers, Jenner revealed details of a meeting that took place before the November election with more than a dozen members of Congress. "About a month before the election… I snuck into town, I had dinner at a private home, with, I think, fifteen, whether it be evangelical, Christian, conservative, Republican senators and congressmen," Jenner recalled. "We sat down for like three hours and talked about faith, talked about the problems that we have in our community, the problems that I have with the Republican Party," the legendary athlete divulged.
Jenner closed the speech on an optimistic note, noting the party's position of power in government. "We are in a great position as far as being Republicans, you know, we've got the executive branch, Congress, the Senate," the activist remarked. "Let's take the next few years and let's really make a difference. Let's do everything we can to support our Constitution, to support hopefully less government, less regulation, and let's support the American people."
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.