On Thursday morning, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump promised that he'd be "so presidential, you will be bored." Then, he stated the unexpected that he doesn't agree with the "bathroom bills" being passed in places like North Carolina.
In an early morning, outside town hall-style interview with his wife and family on NBC's "Today" show, Trump said "At the right time, I will be so presidential, you will be bored, you will say, 'can't he have a little more energy?' If I acted very presidential, I wouldn't be standing up here today, somebody else would be. I will tell you, it's easier for me to be presidential than for me to be doing what I've been doing for the last, really nine months."
When it comes to North Carolina's bathrooms, he said the state was doing "something very strong," but "they're paying a big price." He went on to say, "North Carolina, what they're going through with all the business that's leaving, all of the strife, and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is. 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."
Host Matt Lauer then asked Trump, "If Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and wanted to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" Trump replied, "That is correct."
Trump went on to say that he does not agree with creating news bathrooms just for transgendered people. Trump explained, "I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. That would be unbelievably expensive for businesses in the country. Leave it the way it is."
He then said that while he has had strong words for women, immigrants and more, that most of his rhetoric has been said in "fun." When it comes to ISIS he stated, "We're going to get the countries in that region to put up their manpower or they've got big problems...we do have to get rid of ISIS."
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