Donald Trump Opposes North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill

The GOP presidential frontrunner says trans people should be able to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate."

Donald Trump came out against North Carolina’s new ’bathroom bill,’ which denies transgender people the right to use restrooms that match their gender identity, during another Town Hall with his family on NBC’s Today show this morning.

Calling the law “very strong,” the GOP presidential frontrunner joined John Kasich in pointing out that the law was enacted to ’fix’ a problem that doesn’t even exist, and agreed that transgender people should be able to “use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate.”

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Trump’s proclamation came in response to a question from Twitter, where a user asked for his “views of LGBT and how you plan to be inclusive” along with a request to “speak abt NC Bathroom law.”

Said Trump:

“North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they are paying a big price and there’s a lot of problems. 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.’ North Carolina, what they are going through with all of the business that’s leaving and 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.”

Asked whether he has transgender people working in his organization, Trump said he wasn’t sure but that he probably does.

“So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you’d be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?” Matt Lauer asked.

Trump replied: “That is correct.”

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