The Great Tranny Bathroom Debate has been raging for a while now (or at least it feels that way).
We’ve heard about moms getting harassed on Facebook for sharing their views.
We know that former baseball players are losing their jobs over it (again because of Facebook, seeing a pattern?).
But the person voicing a calm, controlled view of the issue would be Donald Trump.
In a recent interview on NBC, he made a statement regarding the ongoing fight in North Carolina. Louder With Crowder has the story…
“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.
Trump said he “probably” has transgender individuals working for him, but he didn’t know for certain. “So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you’d be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?” asked Matt Lauer.
“That is correct,” Trump responded. He added that he also didn’t support putting in new bathrooms: “I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way.”
Of course the hard-right pundits have pitched a fit over Trump’s comments. We’ve even voiced concern for the rights of women in regards to this issue. So it may seem shocking that Trump has such a neutral response regarding the issue.
But is it really a surprise?
Trump has mounted a campaign focusing on the economy, illegal immigration, and protecting our country from terrorism. An issue over bathrooms seems like small potatoes in comparison. Now, keep in mind, he didn’t say anything in support of transgenders. His response can be equated to “live and let live.”
It’s understandable, though, how the vast majority of women in North Carolina and beyond are upset over the issue. Their privacy and sense of security should not be violated, in public restrooms or anywhere else.
Don’t be surprised if, as the issue grows, Donald Trump has a stronger statement to make in the future. I’m guessing it’ll be in support of women. He is running on the Conservative ticket, after all. People claiming this is a sign he’ll veer left in the general election are jumping to conclusions with little to no evidence.
How does it make you feel? Does this change your opinion of Trump? Are you rethinking your stance on the transgender bathroom issue at all?