Skip to comments.Trump: Transgenders Should 'Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate'
Posted on 04/21/2016 6:53:01 AM PDT by xzins
Republican Donald Trump says he'd be fine with Caitlyn Jenner using the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower. (AP File Photo)
(CNSNews.com) - Republican Donald Trump, appearing on Thursday's "Today" show, said transgenders should be allowed to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate."
"So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" host Matt Lauer asked Trump.
"That is correct," Trump said.
Asked for his view on the North Carolina bathroom controversy, Trump said the state has "paid a big price" for requiring transgenders to use the restroom that corresponds with their biological sex.
"Leave it the way it is," he said.
"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 of 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 -- the economic punishment that they're taking."
Trump said he doesn't know if he has any transgender people working for him. "I probably do, I really don't know."
Trump noted that there's a "big move to create new bathrooms" for transgenders.
"First of all, I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country. Leave it the way it is."
Donald, you have lost your mind.
Thanks for messing over an awful lot of your supporters.
Donald, sometimes you just don’t stop and think!!!!!!! before sticking the whole foot in mouth!
It should be no surprise when liberals say liberal things.
He figures he has the nomination, so he’s moving to the left for the general election. It’s to be expected, but one would think he wouldn’t have chosen this particular issue to start this on.
Well, there is also this:
And the veil comes off. He’s not a conservative and will not advance conservatism. He’s at best a pragmatist. At worst a liberal with more common sense.
I can’t believe he is so stupid as to say this
Donald, sheesh! Leave it the way it is? The trannies are aggressively pushing legislation at every level of government to change it decidedly away from the way it is!
I fully support Trump and his goal to destroy the Establishment...but he’s just wrong on this issue.
Would Trump stand by and allow a male to follow his young daughters into a women’s restroom?
I don’t think so!
C’mon Donald, do what’s right!
Sadly - This war has already been lost.
There are a few battles still raging but the outcome is not in doubt.
We can’t blame it on Trump.
The only slim hope for a return to sanity is that someday we see a conservative majority reign in the Supreme Court.
Rape, incest, life of mother is not new. Nor is any candidate clean on ‘no consequence abortion’, but this is a huge diversion from what I believe
Would Donald be OK with a man sharing locker rooms with his daughters?
" I'm feeling my feminine side."
“Leave it the way it is”
Uh, Don, that is not what the homofascists have in mind and you know it. quit attacking the guardians of the “old way” as the ones pushing to change things.
His mind was never found.
This is going to be the worst GOP defeat in history.
Come on Donald! Think before you speak.
Transgenders should use the psychiatrist they feel is appropriate.
Trump stated that if is ok for men to use women’s bathrooms.
The specific example was C Jenner using the women’s room in Trump tower.
Are we all comfortable with this now?
Time for a Trump flip-flop....should come around 12pm ET
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