I know that it doesn’t matter how often I present some of you with the facts, you are still going to support Donald Trump… even if I can firmly prove that he is a liberal in GOP clothing. But I’m still going to keep trying.
The latest example of this liberal bent comes from a recent interview that Trump did with The Hollywood Reporter where he admitted that the gay marriage issue was done and that Republicans would never be able to turn back the clock on marriage.
Question: You say you would have liked the states, rather than the Supreme Court, to decide on gay marriage. Have you been to a gay wedding?
Trump: Yes, I have. [Broadway theater owner] Jordan Roth. You know Jordan, right? Great guy.
Question: So is this a dead issue for the GOP at this point?
Trump: Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen. Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.
If you want a translation, he’s basically saying “Never gonna happen” to the question “Can the GOP reverse the gay marriage wave?”
Trump commented on President Reagan as well when THR asked if Trump would use Reagan as his model for the Presidency Trump responded negatively.
No, he’s not a model. I didn’t like NAFTA [NAFTA was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, but Reagan first proposed a “North American accord” in a 1979 speech, and a precursor to NAFTA was signed by the U.S. and Canada in 1988.], I didn’t like some of the economic policies. But he was a man that I respected and liked, and he liked me.
His answer on gay marriage sounds eerily reminiscent to Lindsey Graham’s terrible answer to the same question and much like John Kasich’s response to abortion. This is not the way an ideological conservative responds to challenges. When the courts were on our side about marriage, did the gay marriage advocates give up? No, of course not. So why should we just give up because we’ve been losing for the last few years? It makes no sense and just presents me with even more questions about Donald Trump.