The gay community is overjoyed after Donald Trump announced his views on same-sex marriage are “evolving.”
“This is incredible,” one gay person said. “Just incredible. All I’ve ever wanted was Donald Trump’s approval of my marriage.”
“Words can’t describe how pleased I am to hear this,” another gay person added. “I think I’m going to wear a Donald Trump signature silk tie to my wedding now.”
During an interview with gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts before Saturday’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Trump said he was inspired by President Obama’s change of heart.
“I think I’m evolving,” he explained, “and I think I’m a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage.”
Then he added: “I am for a marriage between a man and a woman.”
Trump himself has been married three times.
During the interview, he also expressed regret for holding the pageant in Russia given the country’s extreme antigay laws.
“Perhaps we should have known and we didn’t,” he said, “and after we signed it became quite clear.”
He continued: “We have a lot of gay people who work at Miss Universe, and we said, ‘What do you think?’ And they said, ‘We want to go. We want to show our stuff.’”
Even Rosie O’Donnell, Trump’s longtime lesbian enemy, is said to be over the moon with his announcement. In the past, Trump has called Rosie “disgusting,” “a fat pig,” and a “failure.”
A source close to the comedian said: “Obviously, Rosie is ecstatic over Trump’s evolution. She’s thinking of writing a poem about it for her blog. Of course, she can’t help but wonder what part she played in his change of heart. This is very good news.”
Very good news, indeed. It makes us want to break out a bottle of Trump “Super Premium” Vodka and celebrate.