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Defying conventional conservative thought, Donald Trump said that people should use the bathroom of their choice no matter what their sex at birth.
The Republican presidential front-runner was asked the question Thursday on an NBC News “Today” show town hall in light of North Carolina’s recent law restricting people to the public restroom facilities designated for their sex at birth.
“North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they are paying a big price and there’s a lot of problems,” Trump said.
“North Carolina, what they are going through with all of the business that’s leaving and the strife– and that’s on both sides. Leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble,” he said.
Later into the segment host Matt Lauer asked, “So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and wanted to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?”
“That is correct,” Trump said.
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Watch the clip, via NBC News. After the network tweeted the video, reactions from social media, which follow, were all over the board.
The full transcript of the questions and Trump’s answers follow:
Here's the full bit of Trump talking about the North Carolina bathroom law/Caitlyn Jenner: pic.twitter.com/iIm2H2oISl
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 21, 2016
Here are some of the responses from those who disagreed with Trump:
— lovusa4 (@lovusa4) April 21, 2016
— John Sees (@earstohear15) April 21, 2016
— COMMON CITIZEN (@citizen_common) April 21, 2016
— Chaz Hilton (@ChazRemy) April 21, 2016
But Trump fans, for the most part, stuck by their candidate.
— Gail (@gcain63) April 21, 2016
— PresidentTrump (@RichardTBurnett) April 21, 2016
— °☆ Christine ☆° (@ChristineMMoran) April 21, 2016
— Nanceeee (@shaggydoo5) April 21, 2016
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