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Trump Throws North Carolina Under the Bus (VIDEO)


This should come as no surprise to people who follow the Donald — taking on the Left on gay issues is not something he has any stomach for:

QUESTION: Mr. Trump, please be specific and tell us your views on LGBT and how you plan to be inclusive as president. Speak about North Carolina bathroom law in particular.

DONALD TRUMP: Well, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you.

Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price, and there’s a lot of problems. And I heard — one of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, ‘Leave it the way it is right now.’ There have been very few problems. Leave it the way it is.

North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving and all of the strife — and that’s on both sides. You leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go; they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment that they’re taking.

So I would say that’s probably the best plan —

MATT LAUER: Do you have any transgender people working in your organization?

TRUMP: I don’t know. I really don’t know. I probably do. I really don’t know.

LAUER: So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with using any bathroom she chooses?

TRUMP: That is correct.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project and can be followed on Twitter @MaggieGallaghe.

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

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