Donald Trump Gave Caitlyn Jenner Express Permission To Use Whatever Bathroom She Preferred In Trump Tower, and suggested that people should use “whatever bathroom they feel is appropriate.”
During an NBC Today town hall Thursday, Donald Trump said he had no problem with transgender people using whatever bathroom they chose and that a controversial North Carolina bathroom law has caused “a lot of problems” unnecessarily.
NBC’s Willie Geist read off a question from Twitter. “Mr. Trump, please be specific. Tell us your views on LGBT, how you plan to be inclusive as president. Speak about North Carolina bathroom law in particular,” he read.
“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you,” Trump said. “Well look, North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price, and there’s a lot of 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. 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,” he said.
Trump said he “probably” has transgender individuals working for him, but he didn’t know for certain. “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?” asked Matt Lauer.
“That is correct,” Trump said.
The real estate mogul also rejected the idea that buildings should provide a third bathroom for transgender people, saying that would be “discriminatory in a certain way” in addition to prohibitively expensive.
VIDEO: Trump Interviewed About Gender Bathroom Policy
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sources: Youtube, CNN, NBC