Just four days after Donald Trump said he would “strongly consider” appointing Supreme Court judges to overturn Obergefell, the Supreme Court decision that made marriage equality the law of the land, the Presidential hopeful has made a stunning about-face saying he would strengthen LGBT civil rights and bring people together.
“I’m a lesbian,” NECN reporter Sue O’Connell told Trump during her exclusive one-on-one interview. She then asked Trump: “We’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community, When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?”
“Well, you can,” Trump responded. “We’re going to bring people together, and that’s your thing, and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore.”
As Blogger Joe Jervis points out, “Trump’s positions often vary depending on who he’s talking to.”
Trump has repeatedly insisted he only supports “traditional marriage,” and that same-sex marriage is not his “thing.”
In 2011 Trump even adamantly said he is opposed to benefits for same-sex couples: “No and no.”
What do you make of Trump’s apparent about-face on LGBT rights? Let us know in the comments section below.
Watch the interview below (Trump’s remarks on LGBT equality begin at about the 2:30 mark.)