Presidential candidate and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump weighed in on the issue of transgender Americans and public restrooms at his most recent town hall. When asked about the issue, specifically North Carolina’s new law, Trump responded as follows. [Scroll Down For Video]
Trump replied, “Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. Well look, North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re 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,” he continued. “There have been very few problems. Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, going through with all 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.”
Fellow co-host Matt Lauer followed up, “Do you have any transgender people working in your organization?”
“I don’t know. I really don’t know. I probably do,” Trump said.
Lauer then asked, “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?”
“That is correct,” Trump said. “You know, there’s a big move to create new bathrooms. The problem with that is for transgender, that would be a, 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.”