Trump to me seemed like he is playing at the primaries, so when he said this I was a little surprised.
Trump on transgender bathroom debate: 'Leave it the way it is'Wow! I know in the past he let a trans woman be a contestant in the Miss Universe contest. He said,
By Jesse Byrnes
April 21, 2016
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said North Carolina is "paying a big price" for a controversial bathroom law that has been blasted by LGBT advocates, adding that officials should just "leave it the way it is."
Trump said the state unnecessarily mandated that transgender people use public restrooms that correspond with their biological gender, adding that transgender people should use whatever bathroom they want.
Trump was asked during a town hall interview on NBC's "Today" show whether he would let Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender woman, walk into Trump Tower and use any bathroom that she wanted.
"That is correct," Trump responded.
"North Carolina did something – it was very strong. And they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems," Trump said.
Trump also noted that "there is a big move to create new bathrooms" for transgender people.
"I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and the country. Leave it the way it is."
Days after the disqualification drew worldwide headlines, the Trump organization Monday said it would not attempt to keep Talackova out of the competition.What surprised me was that he said what he did in the strongly conservative race.
"The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions," Michael D. Cohen, Trump's executive vice president and special counsel, said in an email statement announcing the change.