If Sunday's premiere of I Am Cait
is any indication, the show's second season
could turn out to be quite a bit more heated than the first.
Jenner and the friends she made during the first season of I Am Cait, a group mainly made up of members of the trans community and vocal activists, embark on a cross-country road-trip on a tour bus. Which provides the perfect opportunity for her group of friends to get Jenner to understand and appreciate certain issues in the trans community that she's not been addressing.
Jenner's conservative politics
were brought to the forefront from the very first minutes of the episode, and clashes with her friends and mentors sparked up during nearly every scene.
One of the most open displays of her stanch conservative beliefs came up while talking about the political election currently underway, when Jenner spoke openly about her dislike for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton
"If we're unfortunate enough to get Hillary as our next president, we need her on side," Jenner said, when the group talked about the possibility of Clinton winning the White House.
"Although she won't be," Jenner added. "She couldn't care less about women. She cares about herself."
As Jenner recently revealed in an interview with The Advocate
, she's a fan of Ted Cruz and would love to become a "trans ambassador" for GOP presidential hopeful.
While Jenner's friends attempt to get the 66-year-old reality star to open up candidly about her sexual orientation
, her politics, her ideals and her concepts of femininity and gender, Jenner seems to shy away from frank discussion at every turn.
However, as is stated several times, she won't have that luxury while stuck on a bus with a group of women who want real answers to their questions.
While Jenner 's daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner
, pay her a visit and meet her new group of friends early in the episode, and the regular, fun antics from the first season of I Am Cait
play out in sporadic bursts, the most compelling aspect of the premiere is the obvious disconnect between Jenner 's steadfast Republican beliefs and the progressive political stance held by almost every other person accompanying her on this trip.
"Every conservative guy out there believes in everybody's rights," Jenner argues when confronted by the women she's traveling with. In her views, the Republican party is all about financial conservativism, and not disenfranchising minority groups or members of the trans community.
The argument leaves everyone else on the bus more than a little stunned and angry. It's clear, from this confrontation that the issue of gender equality, trans rights, human rights and the acrimonious presidential election will continue to play an important role as the new season develops.
I Am Cait airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on E!