Caitlyn Jenner has sparked controversy after she suggested that rich people in California are leaving the state because of the number of homeless people on the streets.

Jenner, who is controversially running as a Republican candidate in the governor of California election, appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Wednesday night.

During her conversation with Hannity – which took place from her private airplane hangar in Malibu – Jenner, in an attack on the incumbent governor Gavin Newsom, suggested that the homeless situation in Los Angeles has become such a problem that it is making the city unattractive to her friends, particularly those who own private jets.

One was apparently even forced to move to Arizona, god forbid.

The 71-year-old Olympian, best known for her time on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, said: “My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, ‘Where are you going?’ 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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“Either I stay and fight, or I get out of here”, she added.

Jenner’s unusual statement, especially for an aspiring politician, received a lot of criticism in response, with some doubting the legitimacy of her claim and also its callousness.

Jenner also doubled down on her belief that transgender girls should not compete in girls sports as their “integrity” should be preserved. Just seconds later, she claims she wants to be a “role model” to the transgender community.

Jenner ended the interview by making a joke about her private plane: “Now I’m gonna find my plane around the corner and I’m gonna take it for a flight.”

As she launched her campaign, Jenner took aim at “career politicians” she described as “elitist”.

Jenner is the most prominent celebrity in the election race. If she is elected, she would be the first Republican since Arnold Schwarzenegger to hold the position.

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