Ugh. 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?”
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.