The crowd quickly reacted, upset the reality star reached out and touched the woman's arm. But neither Jenner nor her friends stayed long enough for the confrontation to get out of hand.
“I thought she handled the situation with poise,” B96
Chicago radio personality Showbiz Shelly, who witnessed the confrontation, told
ET at the time. “By confronting the protesters in the way she did, she
emphasized the themes she talked about in her speech -- to be respectful, be
brave and stand up for what you believe in.”
“It was the first time for Caitlyn that she saw, in the flesh, their reservations about her,” Boylan explained, adding her personal reservations,
which she regularly shares on her own I Am
: “She’s a public figure for transgender people, but she’s a
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Following the incident, Jenner’s road trip made its way to
Des Moines, Iowa, for the Democratic debates. Considering the tension that had
been building on the bus over Jenner’s political views, the team came to an
agreement to keep things civilized.
And calm they remained until they met Clinton backstage
at the debates. There, the women gathered together to meet the presidential hopeful, even snapping a group photo. Jenner, clearly starstruck by Clinton’s presence, reversed her position on the candidate.