Being interviewed at a town hall event in Indianapolis on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed objection to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” and said that he is fine with those who identify as the opposite sex using the restroom of their choice.
“Tell us your views of LGBT and how you plan to be inclusive,” he was asked by a viewer of NBC’s “Today” show. “Please speak about the North Carolina bathroom law.”
“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” he replied.
Trump said that he believes that matters should have been left alone as disagreement over North Carolina’s law caused controversy in society and effected the state economy.
“[O]ne of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said. “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—I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking,” he continued.
The Republican presidential candidate said that he doesn’t like the idea of creating separate restrooms for “transgendered” persons.