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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trump opposes N.C. bathroom bill. Also talks abortion

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM

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  • PEACE, BRO: We're with Donald Trump on bathroom bills.

I gotta say I'm a little surprised. This is the kind of thing that makes Republicans say Donald Trump is a risky choice as presidential nominee. (But potentially appealing to those not locked into the GOP's presumptive agenda, already disproven to a degree by Trump's strong support among evangelicals despite a sketchy familiarity with religion and past pro-choice posture.) He does have some moderate voting Republican primaries ahead of him next week.

From New York:

Donald Trump says transgender people should be able to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." On NBC's Today show Thursday morning, the GOP front-runner said he opposes North Carolina's "very strong" bathroom bill, which allows businesses to prohibit transgender people from doing just that.

"North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems." Trump said. "Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going through, with all of the business and all of the strife — and that's on both sides — you 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. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment they're taking."
It is that simple. Trump is right.

And, whoa: Trump has stirred up the anti-abortionists by saying the Republican platform should include rape and incest exceptions in abortion. Not much, but more than that side wants to give.

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