I’ve now read a couple of interviews or portions of interviews with Donald Trump. Watching and listening to him talk and answer questions is one thing but reading them is different, amazing – kinda and funny. Like other politicians who don’t answer a question – they give an answer to a question they’d rather answer, Trump also doesn’t answer, or well, he kinda answers but with a jibberish statement.
Here’s an example: he was answering a question about the North Carolina new law that includes barring individuals in the state from using public bathrooms that don’t correspond to their biological sex — the one listed on their birth certificate.
“North Carolina did something — it was very strong — and they’re paying a big price,” Mr. Trump said. “And there’s a lot of problems. And I heard — one of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, leave it the way it is, right now.” (okay, see what I mean – what kind of answer is this? leave what the way it is right now; right now it is the law as passed or does he mean before the law)
He added that before the law passed, there had been “very few problems” but now North Carolina is experiencing an exodus of businesses and “strife” from people on both sides of the issue.
“You leave it the way it is,” he said. “There have been very few complaints the way it is.”
“You know, there’s a big move to create new bathrooms,” Mr. Trump said. “Problem with that is for transgender. That would be — first of all, I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country. Leave it the way it is.” (Really, there is a big move to create new bathrooms? and how is a “big move to create new bathrooms” a problem for transgender people? How are new bathrooms discriminatory?)