Donald Trump Stumbles Through Explaining His Opposition To Gay Marriage

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump makes a point as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Trump Tower in New YorkUgh. Donald Trump.

The billionaire reality TV star/2016 Republican presidential hopeless was recently asked what he would tell a child who asked him about his opposition to gay marriage. Trump’s response: Just ignore the question!

In an interview with Bloomberg, Trump was asked: “If you had a son or daughter or grandchild who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?”

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Without missing a beat, Trump replied, “Well, it’s the way it is. I wouldn’t speak to them at all about it, other than they are who they are and I want them to be happy and I will love them and I will cherish them.”

“I’ve gone to gay weddings,” he continued. “I’ve been at gay weddings. I have been against it from the standpoint of Bible, from the standpoint of my teachings as growing up and going to Sunday school and going to church and I’ve been opposed to it.”

Ah, yes. The old “But I’m not a homophobe, my best friend is gay!” excuse. Honestly, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the Donald.

“We’ll just see how it all comes out,” he concluded, “but if I was ever in that position I’d just have to explain it.”

In the past, Trump has said he opposed gay marriage because he “just don’t feel good about it,” but recently he declared the issue officially “dead.”

Kinda like his chances of ever becoming president.

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  • Spike

    Just let the Dump Trump keep talking. Not only is his arrogant ignorance amusing, the damage he is doing to the GOP will last generations and good luck to Jebby bouncing back to #1 after all of this nonsense.

  • Giancarlo85

    Trump will bury himself and destroy what is left of the republican party.

    @Spike: Jeb Bush? LMAO. That’ll be the nail in the coffin of the republican party.

  • Curty

    It doesn’t what his opposition is because it’s the law of the land. None of the Republicans support it. It doesn’t matter anymore. Not that I was voting for Trump but it terms of his goo opponents he’s no different in his views on gay marriage. The bottom line is. Its over. Gay couples can now marry nationwide.

  • money718

    Don’t see a thing wrong with his answer, TBH.

  • Giancarlo85

    @money718: You don’t seem to have much mental power.

  • AlliterationAddict

    Poor Republicans. Their heart just isn’t in it anymore.

  • Kieran

    Who was that other presidential candidate who opposed gay marriage while campaigning? He later “evolved”. Yep, that’s right, Barack Obama. And I never heard Barack bragging about attending the gay weddings of friends the way Donald does.

  • Giancarlo85

    @Kieran: Typical republican response. Obama changed his mind, while republicans still hold the same stupid stances and will never change.

    Do any right wingers on here ever use their head?

  • Jim Fortier

    He continues his ignorance

  • money718

    @Giancarlo85: Do you think every democrat agrees with you on everything? That’s very foolish and naive of you. What are you 12 y/o?

    It seems like you don’t have the capability to understand or respect different perspectives from your own. Grow up.

  • Kangol

    This [email protected], misogynistic blowfish of a man should not lecture anyone, and I mean, ANYONE, about “marriage.”

    He has made a mockery out of the idea and institution many times over.

  • Kangol

    @Kieran: Barack Obama was for gay marriage as an Illinois state Senator from a predominantly black and latino district.

    Then he was for it but not public about it as a US Senator from liberal Illinois.

    Then he was against or hedging against it when he ran for US President.

    Then he was against it for part of his first term.

    Then he was for it around the time he realized he was going to run and be re-elected US President.

    Then he was back to his original position as Illinois state senator.

    That’s evolution for you.

  • Wally Young

    Again with the Bible, which he apparently knows nothing about.

  • barkomatic

    He’s clearly trying to walk a line between the right wingers and the mainstream population who largely support gay marriage. I hope he doesn’t end up President, but I’m not sure how people can say that a man who leads the Republican candidates in polls and fills stadium will definitely lose.

  • Louis

    As always this man opens his mouth and inserts his foot immediately.

    I really really hope he does not become president.

  • p3avery

    How would Trump whitewash his bigotry against LGBT people even if his children were straight? Let’s not forget our straight allies!

  • Dennis Zack

    don change its 21 century.

  • youarekiddingme

    @Kieran: @money718: These republican morons who want to side-step the issue and say they have been to gay weddings and they know gay people are nothing more than patronizing liars who are seeking votes….nothing more. It sounds like the same bigoted nonsense that was spouted in the 1970’s when some people said, “I have black friends”. I have more respect for a man who says he hates the LGBTQ Community…at least he’s honest! An asshole, but honest!

    If you don’t see what the Obama Administration has done for the LGBTQ Community since he’s been in office then I suggest you do a little research (perhaps google may be helpful)?

    I have seen no plan, from any republican presidential candidate, that outlines a program that will enhance the civil rights of the LGBTQ Community. In fact, everything I’ve read has been quite the opposite. If you can point me to a republican candidate who has such a platform, please send me the link…I’d love to read about it!

    “The Donald” is full of shit! He is a womanizing asshole who couldn’t take the heat on the debating platform and then (the day after) turned it into a personal attack. He makes statements that he can’t back up. “I’ve talked to people who work on our border”. Yea right. Me too! “They say…” Who are “they”? What facts does he have to back that up? Fail in debate 101. He’s the king of logical fallacies!

    The list of republican fuck ups goes on and on. List a name. They haven’t got a single one who would do anything to support our cause, and all of those who debated would attempt to take back some of our civil rights!

  • jkb

    Given how rabidly homophobic many bible thumpers on the right are, I see his going to gay weddings to be extremely problematic; whether he opposes them or not, he supported the event by attending.

  • Captain Obvious

    More attention paid to Trump and most still don’t even know who the other candidates are besides Hilary. Cool agenda.

  • youarekiddingme


    Like I’ve said in a previous post…tell me the name of the couple (or one of them) whose wedding you attended (to Trump). Bet the asshole couldn’t do it!

  • robho3

    I don’t know what to think about this man’s popularity… It’s disturbing.

  • Billy Budd

    Let them talk and get in trouble all by themselves.

  • Giancarlo85

    @money718: Funny money… that’s about how much substance your arguments have. You ran away when I posted evidence in the other thread and you’ll do it again here. You’re the naive one. You seem keen to defend republicans at every step.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Trump is getting even for an obvious slight back in the 2012 election when he tried to organize a debate in NYC and even Newt Gingrich backed out/declined due to “conflicting schedules”, as all the others claimed as well. He is serving their asses right, as we say down here, because they took his money and said “fuck you”, more or less. Their worst nightmare is now being realized. A guy who isn’t looking for backing (money) because he has more than enough to burn and is no doubt going to run as in independent if he can’t get their nomination.

    This is Bush/Clinton/Perot 1992 all over again. Perot gets pissed off at Bush and vows “that son-of-a-bitch ain’t going to serve two terms” and made sure he made just enough “slips” to ensure that he, Perot, wouldn’t be elected either. I see Trump pulling the same shit here. Whats even funnier is how no one is making an issue of just how chummy he is with Hillary and Bill. I mean how much more obvious of what is going on can it get? The republicans know they have already lost this one too.

  • reyesrutherford

    …and coming from a man who has sanctified Marriage by divorce!

  • Realitycheck

    To play the devil advocate, Trump is not against gay marriage he is just playing a thin line with antigay republicans.
    How ever he has clearly stated “Gay marriage is a done deal”


    As an Hotel owner Trump employees many gays, so I doubt he has any true antigay sentiments.

  • Kevin Elsasser

    How would he explain his multiple marriages and infidelity? Did that lesson ever come up during his in-depth bible study? Bottom line: he’s vile and repulsive, and he’ll say anything to get elected.

  • Louis

    @Realitycheck: It doesn’t matter anyone with true integrity would align themselves with what’s right and fair not what’s best for their political agenda or platform.

  • scotshot

    @Spike: Even Jeb’s top level staffers are now jumping ship. The question now is where the $100 million campaign war chest will go.

    PS: Hellofa job Brownie!

  • scotshot

    @Louis: We’re talking politicians here. The qualities you expect are sorely lacking in them.

  • martinbakman

    @Kangol: Obama traveled to Africa and held public dialogue with their national leaders to stop harming people because of who they love. THAT is evolution. That was an important opportunity not lost on Obama. I cannot imagine a Repub doing that. LGBT people in Africa were given a ray of hope by our Prez.

  • billeetee

    I would like to suggest this for all of us, AND our ‘straight supporters’ out there.

    In the 1930s, a dynamic and very much ‘tell it like it is’ man begin his rise to power in Germany. He found that by ‘pointing the finger of blame’ on one certain group, he could ‘rally’ the German People in ways that no one had thought of. The Jews did not pay attention. They believed that they were also truly German Citizens and by the time “Kristallnacht” exploded upon them, it was too late. Hitler and his Minions from Hell found that by ‘deporting’ this segment of German Society, the “Final Solution” to the ‘Jewish Problem” was bearing fruition.

    And after this ‘solution’ had become very successful, Hitler and his Minions from Hell turned their attention to the others who would not/could not become a part of The Great Plan – The Aryan Nation.

    “First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
    — Pastor Martin Niemöller”

  • youarekiddingme

    @billeetee: Very good quote and the reason we need to be so vocal in our concerns about these assholes. There are those in the gay community who feel that supporting one of these buffoons would be good because of his stance on Israel (Ted Cruz–Alistair Wiseman). He loses track of the larger picture that this bigot would like us all rounded up in his own version of “the final solution”! Cruz’ evangelical minister father actually proposed a similar idea for gays!! Like father, like son.

  • silveroracle

    The opposition should use that as their front line. Dump Trump.

  • Doughosier

    I didn’t believe President Obama was ever anti gay marriage. It’s just politics. I don’t think Trump is against it now. It’s just appeasing the dumb people.

  • Louis

    @scotshot: Unfortunately you are right I’m expecting too much from them obviously.

  • james_in_cambridge

    Trump is not a serious man. He is clearly trolling the Republican party and it’s insane, moronic base. They are so stupid that they’ve given a massive lead to a man who isn’t even a conservative: he’s endorsed Single Payer, said he’d create a massive new federal health program for the poor and he spends 90% of his time bashing his fellow Republicans. And yet, the GOP base is so warped and stupid that they think he’s sticking it to liberals. He’s not…he’s exposing what that base is and destroying their party from within. I can’t believe that people can’t see that.

    Having said that, I truly hope he keeps it up!

  • money718

    @Doughosier: As a New Yorker, I can assure Mr. Trump is not anti-gay.

  • money718

    @james_in_cambridge: Maybe they are not as dumb as you think.

    • scotshot

      @money718: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

  • Ra Hill

    On Hillary & Bernie (borrowed )
    “It??s really okay that we don??t all agree on every single issue. But can we make an effort to not attack each other in the name of self-righteous indignation? Aren??t there enough right-wing trolls to raise our collective blood pressure? Do we really need to prey on our own?

    Bernie won??t get in Hillary??s way if she??s the ticket. Hillary won??t get in Bernie??s way if he??s the ticket. If another Democratic rock star emerges, that person won??t get in the way of whomever wins the Democratic primary. Only ONE of them will emerge the victor, and it is up to US to decide who that will be.” WE Must Support the Democratic ticket, And we Must VOTE!!!

  • Realitycheck

    @Louis: True, but no politician has integrity, not even Hillary Clinton and I simply adore that woman, it is all part of politics.

  • Giancarlo85

    @money718: You are still making the same clueless remarks? First off, most of the Republican party is definitely stupid and Trump is alienating many people. Great way to get crushed in any general election. Oh and your assurances mean nothing considering your political agenda. Trump has never been proequality.

  • billeetee

    “In the past, Trump has said he opposed gay marriage because he “just don’t feel good about it,” but recently he declared the issue officially “dead.”

    Okay, this is NOT a threat of any kind and certainly NOT to be taken as one. However, it’s too bad that The Rump isn’t ‘officially’ dead! However, I’m sure as President he’ll have NO trouble making certain that scores of our military meet this fate…except of course, HIS children. Now can’t you just see HIS kids participating in the military and fighting ISIS? Right! Neither can we!!

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