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Video || Trump: Allow Transgenders to Use Any Bathroom

Donald Trump Thursday waded into the question of whether transgenders should be able to choose whether to use the men’s or the women’s room, saying that yes, in fact, they should.

Looks like an opening for Sen. Ted Cruz with conservatives, and even many moderately conservative Republicans who have been supporting Trump. The comment is sure to raise fears among some in the GOP about whether Trump is really as conservative as he sounds.

“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. And there’s a lot of problems,” Trump said during an appearance on NBC’s Today show.

North Carolina last month passed a law requiring people to use the bathroom that lines up with the equipment they were born with. Trump suggested economics were part of what was driving his thinking.

“North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and that’s on both sides. Leave it the way it is,” he said.

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” Trump said. “There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic – I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”

“That’s not a reasonable position,” Cruz said said during an interview with Glenn Beck. Cruz called it “simply crazy … that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls — you don’t need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize bad things can happen, and any prudent person wouldn’t allow that.”

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60 Responses to Video || Trump: Allow Transgenders to Use Any Bathroom

  1. The problem is predation – any parent should accompany and guard their child in the rest rooms. True or not, I read that the main troublemaker in NC is a known child abuser. If so, that supplies a nefarious motive for kicking up a stink about restroom access.

    We need more ‘family restrooms’ and fewer group restrooms, so that mothers and fathers with infants and both boy and girl children can protect and supervise their children and no predators will be able to assault them.

    • Keith just wants to hurt Trump, this is just a hit piece.

      Obama in the House of Saud bowing and asking his boss what to do. there is the real story!

    • We are talking about less than 1 per cent of the population.

      This is a non issue. A BS attempt to mess up Trump. Anything to get him!

      Build the wall and save the country! It just that simple.

      Here in Mex north AKA California, all I hear all day every day is Spanish.
      They do not control their kids as they let them run around restaurants, jabbering away in a foreign language.

      I have had more than enough of the low life beaners destroying California. Driving around in beat up clunkers, spraying gang signs all over.

      I feel like I live in a foreign country right now!!

  2. A simple solution would be to retrofit all public bathroom cubicles with floor to ceiling walls and doors and mark the bathroom door “Unisex” as they do in, for example, France.

    The bathrooms in our homes are unisex, after all. Why should public bathrooms be any different?

    • “The bathrooms in our homes are unisex, after all. Why should public bathrooms be any different?”

      Strangers are not using your bathroom while you are in there.

    • Agree. This is stupid–just another way to lash out at people who are “different.” An predator could dress up and go in a women’s room now. If I were transgender, I would be thrown out of the men’s if dressed as a woman–then what? And vice-versa. Dumb as hair.

      • Falling Star – yea big problem the less than 1 percent of the population is a transsexual and their in your bathroom.

        You don’t have a problem with the trany wookie in the white house do you?

        • What? You should know by now I am not a fan of the first fam, which is not even the topic, by the way. Catch up. You have probably already been in the same john with a transgender person and never knew it…He used the stall. Ooops–I said I was done with this dumb topic…bad me.

      • Star, I think you are missing why people are concerned about safety. It’s not transgendered people, but heterosexual predators that are the problem. The meme “you alrefgrtNMq

        • My cat cut my comment short — thanks! She thinks she can type. As I was saying, there are calls for transgendered identity to be honored no matter at what point a person is in their transition journey — which means people who look like men, dress like men, have the smallest element or no element of the other gender’s appearance can say they ‘identify’ with the other gender and use the bathroom they want. Who is going to say no — the store manager? the guard at the sports arena? Why should millions of women and girls be subjected to flasher, rapists, perverts of other sorts so that a very few people who think their body is the wrong gender’s can have access to the bathroom of their choice?

          • I identify myself as the winner of last week’s $2.4 million state lottery. Still waiting for my check. Maybe I should call the lottery people and remind them. Or is this a form of microaggression? Should I hire a lawyer? Maybe tell my story to the local newspaper?

  3. Stripping away all the verbiage about “transgenders”, the real issue is natural men using the same bathroom as women – not women in the men’s room.
    For instance: My beautiful daughter needs to use the restroom at Heinz Stadium, but the line for the women’s restroom is so-so long. She enters the MEN’s restroom claiming to be a man and she is dressed as most of the men – jeans, Steeler t-shirt.
    How many men would be comfortable with that?
    uh, not many.
    Now the other side: Bruce Jenner, aka Cait, enters the women’s restroom to answer the call of nature. He is still a man in every respect, even to the point where he claims he is still attracted to women, not men.
    I’m not suggesting he’s a ‘perv’, but there are others just like him out there.

    Public restrooms are designed with the sexual differences in mind – not uni-sex. Let it be.

    • X100 Girly !
      What’s next, boys showering with girls ?

      Trump should have been asked this question.
      Would you allow a strange man in the restroom with your daughter or your daughter in law ?
      How about your grandkids ?

      People deserve a degree of privacy when they want it IMO.

    • It’s not even Bruce who is the problem, it’s hetero predators. How long until they figure out that no one can bar them from the women’s restroom if they claim to “identify” as female. In Philadelphia, I had to stop going to movies without a male companion because perverts would sit in the back, see me sit alone, and when the lights were lowered, come up and sit by me and start to masturbate. Does anyone think perverts aren’t even now planning how to exploit the large opportunity created by men entering the women’s bathroom?

  4. This really is a stupid drummed up controversy by the media. Just go to the bathroom and shut up! Government has to involve themselves in everything is out of control. We are talking about less than one percent of the population. All this talk is probably creating more sickos.

  5. *ISIS throwing gay’s off of roof’s, still.
    *Christian’s being murdered in the ME, still.
    *”Refugee’s” invading America.
    *Trillions of $$$ in Debt.
    *Russians making mock attacks on US Navy.
    *China swallowing up the Pacific.
    *Etc,etc,etc.
    I don’t care what washroom people use.
    What ever the circumstance, protect your children, and women, protect yourself.
    I DON’T CARE.

  6. Why can he not just say: ” I am not interested in taking a position here. North Carolina can decide whatever they think is appropriate. Next question, please.”
    I hope Trump will choose his battles better.

  7. Target received a lot of backlash yesterday after their announcement they’ll allow men in the women’s restroom and also in the fitting rooms. Target already had more private family restrooms that transgenders could use. I keep thinking about the sex offender/molester that started this movement. It’s not about transgenders, it’s about easier access for perverts.

    • I just read an article on that. Stupid is as stupid does. Target has a lot of family customers and I can’t imagine that this won’t hurt their business, especially in the south.

      As for me, no longer a Target shopper. Not that I did that much. But it is a small thing I can do. It’s important to stand by your beliefs if you can. This is corporate irresponsibility beyond the issue.

  8. This is ridiculous. I heard trans are something like 1/10th of 1 percent of the population. There are available facilities. No one should be forced to make changes to accommodate . I am so so so very tired of this bS. Legislatures should not even consider this .

    And nothing against Harriet Tubman, but I will be carrying a lot of tens fives.

  9. Folks, this is NOT a bathroom issue. The bathroom part is the front page news, but the NC law also strikes down some of the ability of LGBT’s to sue an employer for false dismissal and a bunch of other ugly items.

    The bathroom is an issue, but its not the crux of this. But this is a state by state situation, and Washington should keep its nose out of it.

    H

  10. OT: but, not really
    TIME mag has chosen their 100 most influential people and have include Bruce Jenner among the women.
    He is NOT a woman by any standard. He has all the genes of a man, and the genitals he was born with. We can presume that he can still FATHER children.
    This PC gender insanity has to end – you are what you were born to be.

  11. Our Governor captured it with Chuck Todd on MTP last weekend. The government is not the HR department of private business.

    If it’s okay for celebs to cancel performances in states that go against their beliefs, why are bakers and photographers, etc. being persecuted for theirs?

    Also: Bryan Adams. Boycott NC, yet he gave a concert in Egypt. Where homosexuality is a crime. His hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    I just hope the meme i see on Facebook is a lie. I don’t want Nickelback concerts as punishment. :P

    • This transgender bathroom brouhaha…I hope that is a sign that people have had enough. LGBT rights are not my battle. But, personally, I can’t understand why people who dress in the bathroom gender designation don’t just shut their mouths and go into that bathroom? Is that nothing more than attention seeking behavior?
      I don’t look in stalls to see what the inhabitants are doing.
      I have seen some “interesting” looking women enter the bathroom. However, I have never thought, “Wonder if that person is male?”
      At any rate, many of us are sick of our rights being destroyed for the benefit of a minority.
      End of rant.

  12. Here’s the problem found in this site: http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/restroom-faq#Tips

    “There is no rule that a person must look a certain way to use a certain restroom. This kind of “gender policing” is harmful to everyone, whether a transgender person, a butch woman, an effeminate man or anyone dressed or groomed in a way that doesn’t conform to someone else’s gender standards.”

    Therefore, no man can be denied access to a women’s bathroom. All you have to do is claim to “identify” as a woman.