Donald Trump: ‘I’m For Traditional Marriage’
With little sense that he appreciated the irony, Donald Trump told Jake Tapper this morning that he supports “traditional marriage”:
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he opposes gay marriage, and defended his own history of having been divorced twice.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Trump to follow up on his 2013 comment that his views on same-sex marriage are “evolving.”
“I’m for traditional marriage,” Trump told Tapper, adding that the opinions surround the issue are “changing rapidly.”
Although Trump’s interview aired two days after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage is legal in every state, it was recorded before that decision.
Trump later declared that he disagreed with the court, adding that states should be allowed to decide whether same-sex marriage is legal.
Tapper pressed Trump on his own marital history, asking how he would respond if a gay or lesbian person asked “what’s traditional about being married three times.”
“They have a very good point,” Trump responded. He went on to defend his behavior in his previous marriages with Ivana Trump and Marla Maples. “I blame myself because my business was so powerful to me,” he said.
I suppose Trump could be being completely honest here and that, to him, “Traditional Marriage” means a man, a woman, the man’s mistress, and the thing living on the man’s head.