During a presidential town hall event on NBC’s Today this morning, Donald Trump said transgendered individuals have the right to use any restroom they want.
“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” said Trump. “Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. 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,” Trump said. “There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”
I wonder how soon Trump will change his position on this issue as he did with abortion…Time will tell.
Like other answers on important issues, Donald Trump demonstrates he has a vague understanding of policies, their nuances, and their ramifications. He clearly doesn’t pay attention to detail nor has he taken principled positions unless they become profitable for him or win him points among voters.
Trump once again demonstrates he doesn’t know the issue at hand
Donald Trump has demonstrated he lacks the intellectual fortitude to comprehend and speak clearly about important policy issues. Remember when he switched his position on abortion five times over the course of three days? Expect him to do the same with this issue.
With respect to this North Carolina bill, he demonstrates laziness on the issue by failing to grasp the nuances surrounding it. The so-called “controversial” gender-restrictive bathroom bill, or H.B. 2, was signed into law by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) in late March after it passed in the North Carolina House by a 83-25 vote and in the Senate by a 32-0 vote. The bill does not ban gender neutral bathrooms. Instead, it permits localities to put gender-restrictive bathroom bans in place.
Ryan T. Anderson of Heritage Foundation recently set the record straight on the bill regarding what it seeks to accomplish:
First, it says that private schools, restaurants, stores, and businesses are free to establish whatever bathroom policies they’d like, but that access to government bathrooms will be determined primarily by biological sex.
Second, it says that North Carolina will have one set of regulations for the entire state when it comes to employment and public accommodation, rather than additional piecemeal regulations city by city.
Trump is a crony capitalist, so he’s fine with any form of cronyism
The Donald said North Carolina will suffer “bigly” if this ban goes into effect. His view on this issue, however underdeveloped, shouldn’t surprise Americans. He would side with big business boycotting North Carolina because he too has employed similar bully tactics during his illustrious business career.
Again, I defer to Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson who diagnosed this trend as “cultural cronyism”. He wrote, “Big businesses use their outsized market share to pressure government to do their bidding at the expense of the will of the people and the common good. And, hypocritically, the left cheers it on.”
Trump ignores problems arising with these bathrooms
Trump said in the interview he isn’t aware of any problems surrounding these controversial bathrooms–that there’s “so little trouble” with these bathrooms.
There are already numerous incidents pointing to the problem with these proposed transgender-friendly bathrooms.
Rape survivor Kaeley Triller wrote in the Federalist last year how these bathrooms invite guys who exploit the transgender label to get close to women. She wrote, “There are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit.”
A recent case in Seattle, Washington, already proves that transgender bathrooms invite creeps and similar invalids to harass women and children. In February, a man wearing board shorts entered a women’s locker room citing the new ordinance in place. Women complained about him undressing there to the police, so they immediately removed him.
These are countless problems set to arise from transgendered bathrooms, but the Don doesn’t seem to care or have problems with it presently. But don’t expect him to keep this position for he will likely change it not once, not twice, not three times–but more!
The conservative movement cannot afford to have this New York leftist at the helms of our cause. Coronating him for the GOP nomination will ensure a Hillary win in the general election. We can’t afford that.