Caitlyn Jenner ‘starstruck’ after meeting Hillary Clinton

Posted on Mar 24 2016 - 8:00pm by

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton managed to charm even the woman who called her a “f–king liar.”

Staunch conservative Caitlyn Jenner was all smiles during her first encounter with the former secretary of state — whom she once slammed as a “lousy senator” — after the Nov. 14 Des Moines Democratic debate, a new clip from “I Am Cait” shows.

Jenner and Clinton, apparently surprised with their run-in, engaged in bland, cordial banter before posing for a photo op.

“We’re on the road dealing with trans issues across America,” the transgender reality star told Clinton.

Caitlyn Jenner once called Hillary Clinton a "f--king liar."E! Entertainment/YouTube

Caitlyn Jenner once called Hillary Clinton a “f–king liar.”

“I have to tell you, what’s happening around the world deserves your attention,” the politician replied. “Anything you can do to help.”

“Yeah, we’re trying to figure out a way we can do that. So we’re moving along,” Jenner said, gesturing to her pals. “And these are the most fun girls to be around.”

Clinton wrapped up the impromptu photoshoot by encouraging Jenner and her compadres to “have a great time and do great work.”

She also asked the E! star to “say hello to your family, too” — perhaps referring to Jenner’s stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, with whom Clinton posed for a selfie in August, or ex-wife Kris Jenner, who donated $ 2,700 to the former First Lady last July.

Following the encounter, Jenner’s friend Zackary Drucker gushed about how thrilled she and her friends — Jenner included — had been meeting the celeb-friendly former senator.

“We were all so starstruck, and Caitlyn was too. You know, even though she kind of wanted to deny it — it was so palpable to me that I was like, ‘Oh, she’s loving this,’” Drucker said. “She’s meeting a presidential front-runner.”

Hillary Clinton addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference on March 21. JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS

Hillary Clinton addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference on March 21.

Enlarge Caitlyn Jenner attends the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on Feb. 28 in West Hollywood, Calif. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Caitlyn Jenner attends the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party on Feb. 28 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Hillary Clinton and Caitlyn Jenner met at last after a Democratic debate.

Jenner had struck a far less diplomatic tone on a previous episode of her E! reality show.

“I would never ever, ever vote for Hillary,” she vowed. “If Hillary becomes President, the country is over.”

“She was a lousy senator; she was horrible,” she added. “Look at all the things that are going on the Middle East, all because of what she did. Look at Benghazi — she lied to us! She’s a f–king liar!”

Jenner teased her encounter with Clinton with a photo before E! released video footage.Twitter

Jenner teased her encounter with Clinton with a photo before E! released video footage.

The former Olympian later softened her stance, posting a photo from their fated November meeting captioned, “learning from my girls” and “willing to listen.”

Jenner, a longtime Republican, has raised eyebrows in recent weeks for her positive comments about the GOP presidential candidates — including a bid to become Ted Cruz’s so-called “trans ambassador” and speculation that Donald Trump might be “very good for women’s issues.”

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