Donald Trump has been unpredictable this entire campaign.
More progressive than his fellow Republican candidates, Trump has been accused by his opponents as bowing down to political correctness or not properly representing the morals of his Party before, and after his comments this morning on NBC’s Today show, conservatives are coming after the candidate again.
One of the hottest issues this election season has been LBGT and specifically transgender rights, especially as places like North Carolina have pushed back against the general trend to allow transgender people to use the public bathroom that fits their identity.
Yet as social conservatives are trying to keep bathrooms and changing rooms separated binarily by sex and socially-accepted gender confines, Trump has gone and thrown a wrench in the machine yet again.
This time, Caitlyn Jenner got dragged into the discussion.
Here’s what Trump had to say. Wait till you see how Cruz responded!
“Bathroom bills” are among the most contentious issues of the moment.
From New York City to South Dakota and North Carolina, the so-called “bathroom bills” have caused recent controversy across the country. Largely allowing but, in the latter examples, attempting to prohibit trans people from using the restroom of their choice, “bathroom bills” aim to create mentally and physically safe spaces for people who do not identify with their sex as determined at birth.
When asked about the issue, Donald’s comments might surprise supporters.
Going against the Republican grain on the issue, Trump showed his support for trans bathroom rights on the Today on Thursday morning. When asked “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?”
His response: “That is correct.”
He went on to say that create specific transgender bathrooms would be a waste of money and even discriminatory in and of itself.
Both Trump and Jenner were recently selected for Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.