Just as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tells Fox News Friday’s inauguration is expected to be star-studded, it appears Caitlyn Jenner will be one of the celebrities in attendance.
Shortly before People magazine confirmed Jenner will attend the inauguration on Jan. 20, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star posted a tweet on Wednesday, saying she would help Republicans understand “LGBTQ issues.”
Jenner, 67, was spotted jetting into Washington, D.C. on Thursday and her rep is now addressing rumours of a possible dance between Jenner and Trump that have been circulating the day ahead of the inauguration.
According to the New York Post, a member of Trump’s administration said the President-elect is being urged to have a dance with Jenner at the event, saying “the image of Trump dancing with Caitlyn would send a strong message that he supports gay rights and trans rights.” Adding, “A picture is worth a thousand tweets.”
Meanwhile, Jenner’s rep has shot down this report. “This is a ridiculous story,” the spokesperson for the star told People of the supposed planned dance at Friday’s inaugural ball. “There have been no discussions about who Caitlyn will or won’t dance with, or if she will dance at all. I can’t deal in hypotheticals and have no idea what any Trump aids hope happens. Of course, real question is if they danced, who would lead?”
As for the Republican reality TV star’s choice to attend the inauguration, a source tells People: “Caitlyn has been a Republican all her life and she sees this as an opportunity to represent and defend the LGBTQ community within the party.”
The source further explains the retired-Olympian sees her attendance as a chance to bring attention to the LGBTQ community: “Caitlyn sees this as a chance to bring attention to LGBTQ causes and she is committed to protecting human rights no matter the political party in power… she has no problem speaking out if Republicans fail to protect equal rights.”
GossipCop reports Jenner was not invited by Trump’s team however, but is instead attending the inauguration as a guest of the American Unity Fund. The fund is a non-profit conservative organization working to help create freedom and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans.
This isn’t the first time Jenner, 67, has attended a Republican function as the AUF’s guest. She also took part in the organization’s “Big Tent Brunch” at the 2016 Republican Convention as a guest in July.