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From private airplane hangar, Caitlyn Jenner says friends are fleeing California because of the homeless

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  • Caitlyn Jenner appeared in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News on Wednesday in her private airplane hangar.
  • Jenner described a recent conversation she had with another private plane owner in her hangar about fleeing California’s homeless population.
  • Jenner is running for governor of California.

In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News on Wednesday, Caitlyn Jenner, from her private airplane hangar, described a recent conversation she had with another private plane owner.

“The guy right across, he was packing up his hangar,” Jenner said. “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.’”

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Jenner is running against current Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in California, where the homelessness crisis is growing. California’s homeless population grew by close to 7 percent from 2019 to 2020. In Los Angeles County, which has one of the highest homelessness populations, as well other counties in the state, soaring home prices have contributed to this rise.

She also stated her support for Trump’s border wall during the interview, a controversial topic in the border state and one of several statements reflecting her conservative platform as she campaigns.

“I am all for the wall,” Jenner said. “I would secure the wall. We can’t have a state — we can’t have a country without a secure wall.”

“You have two questions here,” she said. “One is stopping people from coming in illegally into the state, and then the second question is, what do we do with the people that are here?”

Earlier this week, Jenner, who herself is transgender and competed as an athlete, spoke out against allowing trans girls to compete in girls’ sports.

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