Thursday, April 21, 2016
DONALD TRUMP OPPOSES HB2 BUT I STILL ENDORSE HIM:
IN MY OPINION TRUMP IS THE BEST 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR AMERICA.
MY SUPPORT FOR GOV MCCRORY ON HB2 REMAINS THE SAME.
Sources: NY Magazine, NBC, YouTube
Donald Trump says transgender people should be able to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." On NBC's Today show Thursday morning, the GOP front-runner said he opposes North Carolina's "very strong" bathroom bill, which allows businesses to prohibit transgender people from doing just that.
"North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems." Trump said. "Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going through, with all of the business 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 they're taking."
Trump went on to say that he opposes the idea of creating a new, third bathroom specifically for transgender people because "that would be discriminatory, in a certain way," and because "it would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country."
North Carolina governor Pat McCrory's office issued a statement in response to Trump's remarks:
"Governor McCrory has always said that North Carolina was getting along fine before the Charlotte city council passed its unneeded and overreaching ordinance. Now that it has been overturned, businesses can adopt their own policies - like Target has - instead of being mandated to allow men into women's restrooms by government."